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To all April staff- are you planning a street party for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee on Sunday 5th June? We'd like to help you celebrate with this #marksandspencer hamper. As always, if you prefer, you can donate the value of the hamper to our chosen charity Taff-Ely Foodbank . Donations will be turned in to essential food goods and delivered to the bank personally. Please tell us by Friday 27th May. 🥳🥂🎊 ... See MoreSee Less

To all April staff- are you planning a street party for the Queens Platinum Jubilee on Sunday 5th June? Wed like to help you celebrate with this #MarksandSpencer hamper. As always, if you prefer, you can donate the value of the hamper to our chosen charity Taff-Ely Foodbank . Donations will be turned in to essential food goods and delivered to the bank personally. Please tell us by Friday 27th May. 🥳🥂🎊

CARE SUPERVISOR - FLEXIBLE WORKING HOURS WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK FROM HOME, EXCELLENT RATES OF PAY.

We have an exciting opportunity for a Care Supervisor to join our team based at Pencoed. This is a part-time position, job share with an opportunity to develop the role full time, experience is essential.

As a Care Supervisor you will be based out in the community, working from home/office making sure our clients are receiving the care and support, they expect and deserve.

You will also be responsible for ensuring that staff are working according to the health and social care code of conduct.

Benefits of the role:
• Salary £19000 pro-rata + on-call payments
• Mileage and expenses paid.
• A professional, friendly working environment with a big emphasis on teamwork.
• Participate in an on-call roster providing and covering planned calls for unplanned absences to maintain the service. Currently 1 week in 3. (This process is currently under review, to evolve to 1 in 8)
CONTACT US ON 01656 863963
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CARE SUPERVISOR - FLEXIBLE WORKING HOURS WITH THE OPPORTUNITY TO WORK FROM HOME, EXCELLENT RATES OF PAY.
 
We have an exciting opportunity for a Care Supervisor to join our team based at Pencoed.  This is a part-time position, job share with an opportunity to develop the role full time, experience is essential. 

As a Care Supervisor you will be based out in the community, working from home/office making sure our clients are receiving the care and support, they expect and deserve. 

You will also be responsible for ensuring that staff are working according to the health and social care code of conduct.

Benefits of the role:
• Salary £19000 pro-rata + on-call payments
• Mileage and expenses paid.
• A professional, friendly working environment with a big emphasis on teamwork.
• Participate in an on-call roster providing and covering planned calls for unplanned absences to maintain the service.  Currently 1 week in 3. (This process is currently under review, to evolve to 1 in 8)
CONTACT US ON 01656 863963

· Very attractive rates of pay
· Paid fuel expenses between calls (currently 30p/mile)
· Paid travel time between calls.
· Comprehensive Induction and training
· Work with friendly, focused individuals who have a wealth of experience
· Pension
· 5.6 weeks Holiday
....along with excellent incentives and in-house award recognition.

We are currently looking for part-time dedicated Health Care Assistants, living in the Porthcawl area to join our team, with a choice of morning, lunch, Tea and evening calls.

You will be supporting individuals to remain independent whilst living in their own homes, promoting their physical and emotional wellbeing, meeting outcomes such as personal care, nutrition, and hydration.

The company does not require the candidate the be qualified, as training and mentoring can be provided. We will support you to register with Social Care Wales and to complete your QCF level 2 in health and social care. A team-player with a positive, motivated and reliable attitude is essential.

CONTACT US ON 01656 863963
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· Very attractive rates of pay
· Paid fuel expenses between calls (currently 30p/mile)
· Paid travel time between calls.
· Comprehensive Induction and training
· Work with friendly, focused individuals who have a wealth of experience
· Pension
· 5.6 weeks Holiday
 ....along with excellent incentives and in-house award recognition.

We are currently looking for part-time dedicated Health Care Assistants, living in the Porthcawl area to join our team, with a choice of morning, lunch, Tea and evening calls.

You will be supporting individuals to remain independent whilst living in their own homes, promoting their physical and emotional wellbeing, meeting outcomes such as personal care, nutrition, and hydration.

The company does not require the candidate the be qualified, as training and mentoring can be provided. We will support you to register with Social Care Wales and to complete your QCF level 2 in health and social care. A team-player with a positive, motivated and reliable attitude is essential.

CONTACT US ON 01656 863963

We are very pleased with our latest CIW inspection report. Its good to see the hard work paying off 🙂 🙂

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We are very pleased with our latest CIW inspection report. Its good to see the hard work paying off :) :)

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Wishing you a Happy Easter from all of us at April!
We are delighted to tell you that we had a wonderful response to our easter egg gifts to all the staff, many of which were donated back to our local food bank, Taff-Ely Foodbank .

The eggs will be given to the children of families who use the food bank and would have otherwise gone without a treat.
As promised in our previous post, we have matched the donations in essential food products.

Staff from the food bank were extremely pleased and passed on their thanks to all who donated.

Thank you and have a great weekend!
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With Easter fast approaching we would like to offer all our wonderful staff an egg (or 2!). Please come and collect them, or ask a colleague to collect them on your behalf, by 10am next Thursday (14th). If you prefer, you can donate your eggs to the Taff-Ely Foodbank and we will match all donations! Just let Amelia, Katie, Lorraine or Mat know. 🐤🐰🐣🐥 ... See MoreSee Less

With Easter fast approaching we would like to offer all our wonderful staff an egg (or 2!). Please come and collect them, or ask a colleague to collect them on your behalf, by 10am next Thursday (14th).  If you prefer, you can donate your eggs to the  Taff-Ely Foodbank and we will match all donations!  Just let Amelia, Katie, Lorraine or Mat know. 🐤🐰🐣🐥

Welcome to the Team!

We would like to welcome 2 new office staff members to our team, Lorraine Pound (left) and Katie Jones (Right).

Lorraine has transferred to April from Eldercare, and Katie has previously worked with other domiciliary care companies in a similar role. Both bring a wealth of experience to the team!

Welcome both! We look forward to working with you and meeting the rest of our team.
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Welcome to the Team!

We would like to welcome 2 new office staff members to our team, Lorraine Pound (left) and Katie Jones (Right).

Lorraine has transferred to April from Eldercare, and Katie has previously worked with other domiciliary care companies in a similar role. Both bring a wealth of experience to the team!

Welcome both! We look forward to working with you and meeting the rest of our team.

GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR NEW JOB!

On behalf of the entire team. We would like to wish Yvette all the very best of luck in her new ventures and to express our thanks for her outstanding efforts in the workplace.

You will have to pop back and see us sometime Yvette.. and don't forget the cakes! 😁
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GOOD LUCK WITH YOUR NEW JOB!
 
On behalf of the entire team. We would like to wish Yvette all the very best of luck in her new ventures and to express our thanks for her outstanding efforts in the workplace.

You will have to pop back and see us sometime Yvette.. and dont forget the cakes!  😁

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Sue Ahern

Had a lovely evening meeting up for.Yvettes leaving surprise meal. It was nice seeing and being with work colleagues. Amelia. Lesley. Mat. Miar. Bethan. Michele.Carol. Beverley. Yvette. Also like to thank. Debra Hooper it was very kind of you. Thank you xx ... See MoreSee Less

An opportunity has arisen for an efficient, organised and experienced Care Co-ordinator to join April.

If you are passionate about providing the best in community care, thrive on managing your rota’s to an impeccable standard, take pride in building relationships with your Care Assistants to gain their commitment and reliability then this role is for you!

Main Responsibilities include:

To be accountable to the Registered Manager for the smooth running of day-to-day Care Assistant communication.

Skills and Abilities:

Extremely well organised, excellent planning and prioritising ability with high attention to detail

Ability to support & nurture your staff by completing supervisions, spot checks

Excellent communication skills

Self-motivated and flexible, with a willingness to participate covering on call 1 week in 4.

Good computer skills including proficient use of MS Office,

The ability to produce reports and good computer systems knowledge

In return we offer a competitive salary and the following benefits:

A 9am to 5pm role with no weekend work

No requirement to deliver hands-on care
23 days annual leave plus 8 days Bank Holidays

Opportunity to work with caring and understanding team with a can-do attitude

Ongoing mentoring and training
This is a full-time permanent position, with a fantastic company where we value all our staff members encouraging them to reach their full potential. Applicants must have NVQ 2 or equivalent. Access to a vehicle is essential.
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CARE COORDINATOR/SUPERVISOR VACANCY
An opportunity has arisen for an efficient, organised and experienced Care Co-ordinator to join April.
If you are passionate about providing the best in community care, thrive on managing your rota’s to an impeccable standard, take pride in building relationships with your Care Assistants to gain their commitment and reliability then this role is for you!
Main Responsibilities include
To be accountable to the Registered Manager for the smooth running of day-to-day Care Assistant communication.

Skills and Abilities
Extremely well organised, excellent planning and prioritising ability with high attention to detail
Ability to support & nurture your staff by completing supervisions, spot checks
Excellent communication skills
Self-motivated and flexible, with a willingness to participate covering on call 1 week in 4. Good computer skills including proficient use of MS Office, the ability to produce reports and good computer systems knowledge

In return we offer a competitive salary and the following benefits:

A 9am to 5pm role with no weekend work
No requirement to deliver hands-on care
23 days annual leave plus 8 days Bank Holidays
Opportunity to work with caring and understanding team with a can-do attitude
Ongoing mentoring and training

This is a full-time permanent position, with a fantastic company where we value all our staff members encouraging them to reach their full potential. Applicants must have NVQ 2 or equivalent. Access to a vehicle is essential
SALARY 21,000 P/A
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We are looking for a full-time dedicated Health Care Assistant to work in the Bridgend area. You will be helping individuals and family members to meet outcomes such as personal care etc.

The ideal candidate should be flexible, training can be provided for the right candidates
ESSENTIALS –
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE SHOULD LIVE IN BRIDGEND AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
BE ABLE TO DRIVE WITH OWN CAR.
With excellent incentives and in-house award recognition.
The rate of pay is £10.00 per hour

Telephone Monday to Friday 01656 863963 (office hours) to discuss or apply via Facebook.
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Another testimonial from a member of our excellent HCA team. Thank you Emma for your kind words.

If you are looking for a job or know someone who is, contact the office now on 01656 863963 to see if we have a role to suit you.
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STAFF AWARDS 2021
We take great pleasure in announcing that the results for this years awards are......

EMPLOYEE OF THE YEAR - Awarded to Lesley Bartlett
Awarded for commitment, professionalism in supporting clients with learning disabilities and offering flexibility during such a difficult year.
WELL DONE LESLEY AND THANK YOU 👏

BEST NEWCOMER - Awarded to Debra Berks
Debra joined the company in August and she has proven to be an absolute hit; nothing is too much trouble. Deb has built up a wonderful rapport with her clients and is already well thought of amongst staff. Always happy to help in cases of emergency, Deb mentioned she wished she had worked in care years ago.......... we do too 😊 this is your calling.
WELL DONE DEBRA AND WELL DESERVED 🥂

BEST TEAM - Awarded to: - Bethan Jones, Maggie Jones, Sue Ahern, Mair Smith, Debra Berks.
For commitment, promoting person centered care and going above and beyond when supporting Mr. W.
WELL DONE TO EACH AND EVERY ONE OF YOU AND THANK YOU FOR THE KINDNESS SHOWN 🏆

HUW JENKINS MEMORIAL AWARD - Awarded to Bethan Jones.
What can we say? Bethan, you have excelled this year. Liked by staff and clients. Nothing is to much trouble and your attitude has warmed everyone. Bethan supports clients living in Pencoed, walking almost daily to all her calls. It has been wonderful watching your confidence grow.
WELL DONE BETHAN AND THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR HARD WORK THIS YEAR 🤩

WE WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL OUR STAFF FOR THEIR COMMITMENT THIS YEAR. ANOTHER DIFFICULT YEAR BUT, WE DID IT. 🥳
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THANK YOU Hope Rescue FOR YOUR LOVELY RESPONSE.

WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU AND ALL THE BEAUTIFUL FURR BABIES A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR
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THANK YOU Hope Rescue  FOR YOUR LOVELY RESPONSE.

WE WOULD LIKE TO WISH YOU AND ALL THE BEAUTIFUL FURR BABIES A VERY MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR

RAFFLE PRIZE DRAW – CELEBRATING OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THAT PARTICIPATED IN OUR RAFFLE
Between the Raffle and Cash for Clothes we have raised a total of £92.00.

This will be donated to Hope Rescue Llanharan.
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RAFFLE PRIZE DRAW – CELEBRATING OUR 25TH ANNIVERSARY 

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL THAT PARTICIPATED IN OUR RAFFLE 
Between the Raffle and Cash for Clothes we have raised a total of £92.00. 

This will be donated to Hope Rescue Llanharan.

We are currently looking for a dedicated Health Care Assistants to join our team, supporting 1 client to help her live independently within her own home. This could be a possible job share. We are able to offer call times of:-

Weekend morning calls Saturday 10.00 - 2 pm, Sunday 10.00 - 1 pm

Weekend evening calls Saturday 4 pm - 8 pm or 5 pm to 9 pm

Weekday evening calls Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 4 pm - 8 pm or 5 pm to 9 pm

The successful candidate will ideally live in the Barry area. Experience in caring for an individual with MS is preferred, but not essential as mentoring can be provided. This would be an ideal opportunity for parents with young children wishing to return to work and for, nondrivers living in the Barry area.

You will be required to pay £46.00 for your DBS check. This will be refunded after 100 hours of service.
We are an outcome-based company that pays attention to detail, delivering person-centered care. We would like to expand our team

Job Types: Permanent

Salary: From £10.00 per hour
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SUCCESSFUL DELIVERY TO Taff-Ely Foodbank

The Fight on Hunger has long been a big issue and we are again very happy that we are able to help.

Given the current economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, people need food aid more than ever.

A large number of food distribution centres remain open to ensure continuity of food aid and, above all, to provide for families.

A big THANK YOU to Amelia Jones and all others who made donations.

A LITTLE BIT OF KINDNESS GOES A LONG WAY!
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SUCCESSFUL DELIVERY TO Taff-Ely Foodbank 

The Fight on Hunger has long been a big issue and we are again very happy that we are able to help. 

Given the current economic and social consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic, people need food aid more than ever. 

A large number of food distribution centres remain open to ensure continuity of food aid and, above all, to provide for families.  

A big THANK YOU to  Amelia Jones and all others who made  donations.

A LITTLE BIT OF KINDNESS GOES A LONG WAY!

ITS NEARING CHRISTMAS AND WE ARE DOING ALL WE CAN TO HELP

A GENTLE REMINDER - Food donations are now being taken for Taff-Ely Foodbank at Bethel Baptist Church, Heol Miskin, Pontyclun.

WE WILL MATCH EVERY DONATION!

CASH DONATIONS are also welcome and will be converted into food items. You can donate via link: www.paypal.me/aprilcarebridgend

If you have any essential items (see details below), then drop them into the office. We will be delivering them to the food bank in December.

A BIT ABOUT FOOD BANKS:
UK food bank use is still at record levels as hunger remains a major concern for local low income families.

HOW A FOOD BANK WORKS
• Food is donated by individuals, schools, businesses and churches ready for distribution

• Front line professional care workers, health visitors, charities, social services help to issue clients vouchers

• Clients can exchange vouchers for 3 -5 days of nutritionally balanced emergency food

• Clients collect food from local distribution centres, where they can also find a safe place to chat over a hot drink and snack, they can also receive signposting to a range of support services.

ESSENTIAL ITEMS REQUIRED
Tinned products, Dried pasta/rice, Cooking sauces, Cereals, Tea/coffee, Sugar, sweets and chocolates.

THANK YOU
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WE ARE CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF BUSINESS

To celebrate we would like to do some fundraising for local charities. Keep your eyes peeled as we'll be announcing them over the next few weeks.

We will be kicking off by doing a little raffle. Tickets for our raffle are £2 each and you can buy at the office or via this link leaving your name and preferred contact details paypal.me/aprilcarebridgend

Good luck and thanks for helping to support your local community.
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WE ARE CELEBRATING 25 YEARS OF BUSINESS

To celebrate we would like to do some fundraising for local charities.  Keep your eyes peeled as well be announcing them over the next few weeks.

We will be kicking off by doing a little raffle. Tickets for our raffle are £2 each and you can buy at the office or via this link leaving your name and preferred contact details https://paypal.me/aprilcarebridgend

Good luck and thanks for helping to support your local community.

We are currently looking for a dedicated Health Care Assistants to join our team, supporting 1 client to help her live independently within her own home. This could be a possible job share. We are able to offer call times of:-

Weekend morning calls Saturday 10.00 - 2 pm, Sunday 10.00 - 1 pm

Weekend evening calls Saturday 4 pm - 8 pm or 5 pm to 9 pm

Weekday evening calls Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 4 pm - 8 pm or 5 pm to 9 pm

The successful candidate will ideally live in the Barry area. Experience in caring for an individual with MS is preferred, but not essential as mentoring can be provided. This would be an ideal opportunity for parents with young children wishing to return to work and for, nondrivers living in the Barry area.

You will be required to pay £46.00 for your DBS check. This will be refunded after 100 hours of service.
We are an outcome-based company that pays attention to detail, delivering person-centered care. We would like to expand our team

Job Types: Permanent

Salary: From £10.00 per hour
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We are currently looking for a dedicated Health Care Assistant to join our team, supporting 1 client within his own home.

We are able to offer 2 waking night shifts per week, 9.30 pm - 6.00 am

The successful candidate will ideally live near the Llantwit Major or the surrounding area.

Experience in caring for an individual with Motor Neurons disease is preferred, but not essential as mentoring can be provided. This would be an ideal opportunity for parents with young children wishing to return to work and for, nondrivers living in the Llantwit Major area.

· Good rates of pay.
· Comprehensive Induction and training
· Work with Friendly focused individuals with a wealth of experience
· Pension
· 5.6wks Holiday

You will be required to pay £46.00 for your DBS check. This will be refunded after 100 hours of service.

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On this Remembrance Day lets take time from our lives to pay respect and give our thanks to all those who gave their lives for our freedom in a 2 minute silence at 11am. ... See MoreSee Less

On this Remembrance Day lets take time from our lives to pay respect and give our thanks to all those who gave their lives for our freedom in a 2 minute silence at 11am.

April Complete Care Solutions Ltd has been accredited with IIP for 6 years. We have been providing experienced Health Care Support workers to care and support for people living in their own homes throughout our local area for 25 years.

We use our IIP accreditation to make a better workplace for our staff, whilst striving to improve. It is essential to us that our staff feel valued, appreciated and that they have the right tools that enables them to deliver care and support to some of our local authority’s most vulnerable people.

IIP has and continues to help us improve quality and effectiveness of services being delivered, by providing a workforce who thrive on achieving goals results.

We have accomplished this by making sure staff are well lead so that they feel empowered, inspired, and confident in their role. Our Companies values and behaviours are embedded in all our wonderful members of staff

Its great to see our commitment to being an attentive employer are being well received. As demonstrated by a recent staff testimonial:

“I have been working for April for 3 years, they are very flexible and understanding of work and home life balance. I have worked for a few care companies, but April have been the best. They don’t only care about the people we look after; they really do care about their staff.”

Investors in People
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April Complete Care Solutions Ltd has been accredited with IIP for 6 years. We have been providing experienced Health Care Support workers to care and support for people living in their own homes throughout our local area for 25 years.

We use our IIP accreditation to make a better workplace for our staff, whilst striving to improve. It is essential to us that our staff feel valued, appreciated and that they have the right tools that enables them to deliver care and support to some of our local authority’s most vulnerable people.

IIP has and continues to help us improve quality and effectiveness of services being delivered, by providing a workforce who thrive on achieving goals results.

We have accomplished this by making sure staff are well lead so that they feel empowered, inspired, and confident in their role. Our Companies values and behaviours are embedded in all our wonderful members of staff

Its great to see our commitment to being an attentive employer are being well received. As demonstrated by a recent staff testimonial: 

 “I have been working for April for 3 years, they are very flexible and understanding of work and home life balance. I have worked for a few care companies, but April have been the best. They don’t only care about the people we look after; they really do care about their staff.”

Investors in People

What's it like working for April? Here's what HCA Sam Roberts has to say about her 2+ years of employment.. ... See MoreSee Less

We are looking for a full-time dedicated Health Care Assistant to work in the Bridgend area. You will be helping individuals and family members to meet outcomes such as personal care etc.

The ideal candidate should be flexible, training can be provided for the right candidates
ESSENTIALS –
THE IDEAL CANDIDATE SHOULD LIVE IN BRIDGEND AND THE SURROUNDING AREA
BE ABLE TO DRIVE WITH OWN CAR.
With excellent incentives and in-house award recognition.
The rate of pay is £10.00 per hour

Telephone Monday to Friday 01656 863963 (office hours) to discuss or apply via Facebook.
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We are currently looking for full/part-time dedicated Health Care Assistants, Health Care Support Workers to join our team, with a choice of Morning & Lunch calls, Tea and evening calls, social visits, sleepovers and overnight calls. Ideal candidates are required to work 1-weekend per month.

You will be supporting individuals to remain independent whilst living in their own homes. Promoting their physical and emotional wellbeing, meeting outcomes such as personal care, nutrition, and hydration.

The company does not require the candidate the be qualified, as training and mentoring can be provided, we will support you to register with Social Care Wales and to complete your QCF level 2 in health and social care

With excellent incentives and in-house award recognition.

· Good rates of pay.

· Comprehensive Induction and training

· Work with Friendly focused individuals with a wealth of experience

· Pension

· 5.6 weeks Holiday

· Bonus Scheme (up to £150 every 6 weeks)

Job Type: Post will be part-time/full-time the more flexible you are with your availability, the more work we can offer you.

You must be able to drive and have access to a reliable vehicle for this role
You will be required to pay for your DBS check. This will be refunded after 100 hours of service. We have over 20 years of experience caring for vulnerable adults, and children. We are an outcome-based company that pays attention to detail, delivering person-centred care. We would like to expand our team.

Hours: 16-40 per week

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Salary: From £10.00 per hour
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We are looking for a part-time dedicated Health Care Assistant to work in Sully, Vale of Glamorgan. You will be caring for a gentleman with mild learning disabilities meeting outcomes such as personal care and visiting the local community

Hours of work are, Friday 9.00-4.00pm Saturday 10am-3pm, Sunday 10am - 3pm.

The ideal candidate must have at least 2 years of experience in health and social care, have a portable DBS and training, for an immediate start. There is also an opportunity to cover annual leave, and to work extra hours with the gentleman.

ESSENTIALS –

IDEAL CANDIDATE SHOULD LIVE IN THE VALE OF GLAMORGAN

BE ABLE TO DRIVE WITH OWN CAR.

With excellent incentives and in-house award recognition.

The rate of pay is £10.00 per hour on Friday and £11.00 per hour on the weekend.

We offer business mileage to take our client out into the community and this is paid at 40p per mile (tax-free).

PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU HAVE THE REQUIRED CREDENTIALS.

Telephone Monday to Friday 01656 863963 (office hours) to discuss or apply via Facebook.
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7 months ago

April Complete Care Solutions Ltd

Food donations are now being taken for Taff-Ely Foodbank at Bethel Baptist Church, Heol Miskin, Pontyclun.

WE WILL MATCH EVERY DONATION!

CASH DONATIONS are also welcome and will be converted into food items. You can donate via link: www.paypal.me/aprilcarebridgend

If you have any essential items (see details below), then drop them into the office. We will be delivering them to the food bank in December.

A BIT ABOUT FOOD BANKS:
UK food bank use is still at record levels as hunger remains a major concern for local low income families.

HOW A FOOD BANK WORKS
• Food is donated by individuals, schools, businesses and churches ready for distribution
• Front line professional care workers, health visitors, charities, social services help to issue clients vouchers
• Clients can exchange vouchers for 3 -5 days of nutritionally balanced emergency food
• Clients collect food from local distribution centres, where they can also find a safe place to chat over a hot drink and snack, they can also receive signposting to a range of support services.

ESSENTIAL ITEMS REQUIRED
Tinned products, Dried pasta/rice, Cooking sauces, Cereals, Tea/coffee, Sugar, sweets and chocolates.

THANK YOU
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Food donations are now being taken for Taff-Ely Foodbank  at Bethel Baptist Church, Heol Miskin, Pontyclun. 

WE WILL MATCH EVERY DONATION! 

CASH DONATIONS are also welcome and will be converted into food items. You can donate via link: https://www.paypal.me/aprilcarebridgend

If you have any essential items (see details below), then drop them into the office. We will be delivering them to the food bank in December.

A BIT ABOUT FOOD BANKS:
UK food bank use is still at record levels as hunger remains a major concern for local low income families.

HOW A FOOD BANK WORKS
• Food is donated by individuals, schools, businesses and churches ready for distribution
• Front line professional care workers, health visitors, charities, social services help to issue clients vouchers
• Clients can exchange vouchers for 3 -5 days of nutritionally balanced emergency food
• Clients collect food from local distribution centres, where they can also find a safe place to chat over a hot drink and snack, they can also receive signposting to a range of support services.

ESSENTIAL ITEMS REQUIRED
Tinned products, Dried pasta/rice, Cooking sauces, Cereals, Tea/coffee, Sugar, sweets and chocolates.

THANK YOU

Macmillan Coffee Morning 2021

A BIG THANK YOU
It was sadly another year with no yummy cakes for our Macmillan Coffee morning, we miss the interaction with clients and public popping in to see us having cake, a cupper and a chat. Here’s to hoping next year we can have some normality back and welcome everyone to our office again.

We managed to raise a total of £124 for Macmillan.

A BIG THANK YOU TO EVERYONE WHO DONATED TO THE WONDERFUL WORK THAT MCMILLAN DO TO SUPPORT PEOPLE!

World's Biggest Coffee Morning #macmillancoffeemorning
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8 months ago

April Complete Care Solutions Ltd

Are you going Sober this October for Macmillan Cancer Support?

What is Sober October?
Sober October encourages people to go booze-free in October to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, who need your support now more than ever.

Why should I go Sober?
By going Sober this October, you’ll be raising vital funds for Macmillan, so they can continue providing much-needed physical, financial and emotional support to the millions of people living with cancer. We need you to do whatever it takes to go as sober as you can.

Go Sober UK @gosoberuk
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Are you going Sober this October for Macmillan Cancer Support? 

What is Sober October?
Sober October encourages people to go booze-free in October to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support, who need your support now more than ever.

Why should I go Sober?
By going Sober this October, you’ll be raising vital funds for Macmillan, so they can continue providing much-needed physical, financial and emotional support to the millions of people living with cancer. We need you to do whatever it takes to go as sober as you can.

Go Sober UK @gosoberuk

BRIDGEND JOBS FAIR 16.09.21

DIDN’T WE HAVE A LOVELY DAY, THE DAY WE WENT TO THE JOBS FAIR. EVEN THE SUN MADE AN APPEARANCE.

Mair and Lesley represented the company on the day chatting to lots of people interested in working in the health and social care sector.

A successful day without a doubt!

Thanks to Mair and Lesley for their hard work and the lovely photos.

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World's Biggest Coffee Morning is upon is once again!

We would normally welcome visitors to our office to join us. Our wonderful staff make the most beautiful cakes.

SADLY, ANOTHER YEAR NO CAKES

BUT YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT MACMILLAN DAY BY JOINING US IN OUR FUNDRAISING ENDEAVOURS - THIS IS HOW YOU CAN HELP

Participate by donating £2 direct to donation.macmillan.org.uk/wbcm/one-off. No matter how small every donation counts.

If you are passing, please feel free to contribute into our DONATION BOX situated at the entrance of our doorway.

WE WILL VERY MUCH MISS OUR WONDERFUL CAKES THIS YEAR AND LOOK FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR.

Macmillan Cancer Support World's Biggest Coffee Morning
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Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning  is upon is once again!
 
We would normally welcome visitors to our office to join us. Our wonderful staff make the most beautiful cakes. 

SADLY, ANOTHER YEAR NO CAKES

BUT YOU CAN HELP SUPPORT MACMILLAN DAY BY JOINING US IN OUR FUNDRAISING ENDEAVOURS - THIS IS HOW YOU CAN HELP

Participate by donating £2 direct to https://donation.macmillan.org.uk/wbcm/one-off. No matter how small every donation counts. 

If you are passing, please feel free to contribute into our DONATION BOX situated at the entrance of our doorway.

WE WILL VERY MUCH MISS OUR WONDERFUL CAKES THIS YEAR AND LOOK FORWARD TO NEXT YEAR.

Macmillan Cancer Support Worlds Biggest Coffee Morning

We are currently looking for full/part-time dedicated Health Care Assistants, Health Care Support Workers to join our team, with a choice of Morning & Lunch calls, Tea and evening calls, social visits, sleepovers and overnight calls. Ideal candidates are required to work 1-weekend per month.

You will be supporting individuals to remain independent whilst living in their own homes. Promoting their physical and emotional wellbeing, meeting outcomes such as personal care, nutrition, and hydration.

The company does not require the candidate the be qualified, as training and mentoring can be provided, we will support you to register with Social Care Wales and to complete your QCF level 2 in health and social care

With excellent incentives and in-house award recognition.

· Good rates of pay.

· Comprehensive Induction and training

· Work with Friendly focused individuals with a wealth of experience

· Pension

· 5.6 weeks Holiday

· Bonus Scheme (up to £150 every 6 weeks)

Job Type: Post will be part-time/full-time the more flexible you are with your availability, the more work we can offer you.

You must be able to drive and have access to a reliable vehicle for this role
You will be required to pay for your DBS check. This will be refunded after 100 hours of service. We have over 20 years of experience caring for vulnerable adults, and children. We are an outcome-based company that pays attention to detail, delivering person-centred care. We would like to expand our team.

Hours: 16-40 per week

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time, Permanent

Salary: From £10.00 per hour
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CARER OF THE QUARTER - CONGRATULATIONS MICHELLE WALES

Michelle joined our team way back in 2011. She has been chosen as carer of the quarter for not only supporting her clients, but also for her thoughtfulness towards her client’s family members and other staff.

Michelle recognises the importance of continuity of care to her clients, never wishing to let them down.

Michelle took it upon herself to recently complete an extensive update review of one of her clients care plans, demonstrating initiative and a clarity of what person-centred planning and meeting outcomes is all about, she even included her client’s teddy bear in the plan and the importance of her clients bear.

We asked Michelle why she likes working for the company and this is what she had to say:

“I’ve worked for April for 11 years. I love going to Work every day, wouldn't work anywhere else. The office staff and girls are all brilliant, and the clients are lush too. Don't ever want to leave.''

Michelle well-done, you are a valued member of our team.
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CARER OF THE QUARTER - CONGRATULATIONS MICHELLE WALES

Michelle joined our team way back in 2011. She has been chosen as carer of the quarter for not only supporting her clients, but also for her thoughtfulness towards her client’s family members and other staff.

Michelle recognises the importance of continuity of care to her clients, never wishing to let them down. 

Michelle took it upon herself to recently complete an extensive update review of one of her clients care plans, demonstrating initiative and a clarity of what person-centred planning and meeting outcomes is all about, she even included her client’s teddy bear in the plan and the importance of her clients bear.

We asked Michelle why she likes working for the company and this is what she had to say:

“I’ve worked for April for 11 years. I love going to Work every day, wouldnt work anywhere else. The office staff and girls are all brilliant, and the clients are lush too. Dont ever want to leave.

Michelle well-done, you are a valued member of our team.

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We would like to welcome to the team and wish good luck to our newest recruit, Debra Berks.

9 months ago

April Complete Care Solutions Ltd

We are currently looking for female part-time dedicated Health Care Assistants to join our team. Hours between 4 pm to 8 pm in the Barry area. Experience in caring for an individual with MS is preferred, but not essential as mentoring can be provided. This would be an ideal opportunity for parents with young children wishing to return to work and for, nondrivers living in the Barry area.

· Good rates of pay.

· Comprehensive Induction and training

· Work with Friendly focused individuals with a wealth of experience

· Pension

· 5.6wks Holiday

· Bonus Scheme

You will be required to pay £46.00 for your DBS check. This will be refunded after 100 hours of service.
We are an outcome-based company that pays attention to detail, delivering person-centered care. We would like to expand our team

Part-time hours: 16-20 per week

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: From £9.05 per hour - £14.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
We provide full PPE, infection control COVID 19 training. staff are required to complete two lateral flow tests per week
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We are currently looking for female part-time dedicated Health Care Assistants to join our team. Hours between 4 pm to 8 pm in the Barry area. Experience in caring for an individual with MS is preferred, but not essential as mentoring can be provided. This would be an ideal opportunity for parents with young children wishing to return to work and for, nondrivers living in the Barry area.

· Good rates of pay.

· Comprehensive Induction and training

· Work with Friendly focused individuals with a wealth of experience

· Pension

· 5.6wks Holiday

· Bonus Scheme

You will be required to pay £46.00 for your DBS check. This will be refunded after 100 hours of service.
We are an outcome-based company that pays attention to detail, delivering person-centered care. We would like to expand our team

Part-time hours: 16-20 per week

Job Types: Part-time, Permanent

Salary: From £9.05 per hour - £14.00 per hour

COVID-19 considerations:
We provide full PPE, infection control COVID 19 training. staff are required to complete two lateral flow tests per week

INVESTORS IN PEOPLE ACCREDITATION

It’s been nearly 3 years since our last accreditation with the Investors In People and we are eagerly awaiting feedback for our next Accreditation.

Successful accreditation with the Investors in People is the sign of a great employer, an outperforming place to work and a clear commitment to sustainability.

It is very much part of our business to ensure that all our staff feel valued and respected. We are confident that we will achieve our IIP accreditation, WATCH THIS SPACE.

Take a look at Carol’s wonderful testimonial.

IT IS COMMENTS LIKE THIS THAT REASSURE US THAT WE ARE DOING A GOOD JOB.
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We are looking for a part-time dedicated Health Care Assistant to work in the area of Sully, Vale of Glamorgan. This is to Job share, cover sickness, and annual leave.

At least 2 years of experience in health and social care is required. The candidate should possess full mandatory training. Epilepsy training would be advantageous, and possibly have an up-to-date portable DBS to allow for an immediate start. Hours are Saturday 10am-3pm, Sunday 10am - 3pm.
ESSENTIAL - MUST BE DRIVER WITH OWN CAR.
With excellent incentives and also in-house award recognition.

The rate of pay is £10.05 per hour.

We offer business mileage to take our client out into the community and this is paid at 40p per mile (tax-free). There is also a £5 per shift allowance due to the client's location.

PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU HAVE THE REQUIRED CREDENTIALS.

Telephone Monday to Friday 01656 86393 (office hours) to discuss or apply via Facebook.
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We are looking for a part-time dedicated Health Care Assistant to work in the area of Sully, Vale of Glamorgan.  This is to Job share, cover sickness, and annual leave. 

At least 2 years of experience in health and social care is required. The candidate should possess full mandatory training. Epilepsy training would be advantageous, and possibly have an up-to-date portable DBS to allow for an immediate start. Hours are Saturday 10am-3pm, Sunday 10am - 3pm.  
ESSENTIAL - MUST BE DRIVER WITH OWN CAR.
With excellent incentives and also in-house award recognition.

The rate of pay is £10.05 per hour.

We offer business mileage to take our client out into the community and this is paid at 40p per mile (tax-free). There is also a £5 per shift allowance due to the clients location.

PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU HAVE THE REQUIRED CREDENTIALS.

Telephone Monday to Friday 01656 86393 (office hours) to discuss or apply via Facebook.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
We are seeking thoughtful, considerate and kind people to join our existing team.

We support people within their own homes to remain independent. This includes supporting clients with personal care, medication requirements, meal preparation and social activities.

We are looking for part-time members of staff to work in the areas of Nantymoel, Ogmore Vale, Sarn, Bryncethin and Aberkenfig.

Ideal candidates should have at least 2 years of experience within the health care sector, have training updates in place and a portable DBS. IMMEDIATE START IS AVAILABLE subject to regulatory requirements!

You must be able to drive and have access to a car.

Benefits Include:-

Competitive rates of pay
Bonus scheme
Flexible schedule
Carer of the Quarter

Schedules include:-
Day shifts
Monday to Friday
Night shifts
Weekends

PLEASE MESSAGE US FOR DETAILS
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CARE STAFF WANTED TO WORK IN THE BARRY AREA

We are currently looking for a female Health Care Assistant to join our team. The position is part time, hours of work 5pm – 9pm

Experience in caring for an individual with MS is preferred, but not essential as mentoring can be provided.

THIS POST IS ALSO SUITABLE FOR A NON-DRIVER LIVING IN THE BARRY AREA
Benefits Include
• Flexible working hours
• Bonus scheme
• Good rates of pay
• Comprehensive Induction and training

CONTACT AMELIA ON 01656 863963
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CARE STAFF WANTED TO WORK IN THE BARRY AREA 

We are currently looking for a female Health Care Assistant to join our team. The position is part time, hours of work 5pm – 9pm 

Experience in caring for an individual with MS is preferred, but not essential as mentoring can be provided. 

THIS POST IS ALSO SUITABLE FOR A NON-DRIVER LIVING IN THE BARRY AREA
Benefits Include
• Flexible working hours
• Bonus scheme
• Good rates of pay 
• Comprehensive Induction and training

CONTACT AMELIA ON 01656 863963

We are looking for a part-time dedicated Health Care Assistant to work in the area of Sully, Vale of Glamorgan. This is to Job share, cover sickness, and annual leave.

At least 2 years of experience in health and social care is required. The candidate should possess full mandatory training. Epilepsy training would be advantageous, and possibly have an up-to-date portable DBS to allow for an immediate start. Hours are Saturday 10am-3pm, Sunday 10am - 3pm.
ESSENTIAL - MUST BE DRIVER WITH OWN CAR.
With excellent incentives and also in-house award recognition.

The rate of pay is £10.05 per hour.

We offer business mileage to take our client out into the community and this is paid at 40p per mile (tax-free). There is also a £5 per shift allowance due to the client's location.

PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU HAVE THE REQUIRED CREDENTIALS.

Telephone Monday to Friday 01656 86393 (office hours) to discuss or apply via Facebook.
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We are looking for a part-time dedicated Health Care Assistant to work in the area of Sully, Vale of Glamorgan.  This is to Job share, cover sickness, and annual leave. 

At least 2 years of experience in health and social care is required. The candidate should possess full mandatory training. Epilepsy training would be advantageous, and possibly have an up-to-date portable DBS to allow for an immediate start. Hours are Saturday 10am-3pm, Sunday 10am - 3pm.  
ESSENTIAL - MUST BE DRIVER WITH OWN CAR.
With excellent incentives and also in-house award recognition.

The rate of pay is £10.05 per hour.

We offer business mileage to take our client out into the community and this is paid at 40p per mile (tax-free). There is also a £5 per shift allowance due to the clients location.

PLEASE ONLY APPLY IF YOU HAVE THE REQUIRED CREDENTIALS.

Telephone Monday to Friday 01656 86393 (office hours) to discuss or apply via Facebook.

OUR RECRUITMENT DRIVE IS IN FULL SWING.

To help us along, we asked some of our wonderful staff why they like working for us and here's what they had to say:

Chloe-Marie Dunworth (12 months) - April care is a fantastic company to work for. All of the staff are amazing and so supportive, there is a real sense of teamwork. It's so nice to work for a company that recognizes and rewards the staff for the work they do. The clients are amazing also. It doesn't feel like work when you're doing a job you love.

Carol Piercy (20 yrs +)- April has enabled me to work around my busy family life, they have been very supportive, flexible, and understanding. My clients and their families are amazing to work with which is priceless and very rewarding.

DO YOU NEED ANY MORE REASONS TO COME AND JOIN OUR TEAM? PM, EMAIL OR CALL TODAY!
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OUR RECRUITMENT DRIVE IS IN FULL SWING.

To help us along, we asked some of our wonderful staff why they like working for us and heres what they had to say: 

Chloe-Marie Dunworth  (12 months) - April care is a fantastic company to work for. All of the staff are amazing and so supportive, there is a real sense of teamwork. Its so nice to work for a company that recognizes and rewards the staff for the work they do. The clients are amazing also. It doesnt feel like work when youre doing a job you love.

Carol Piercy  (20 yrs +)-  April has enabled me to work around my busy family life, they have been very supportive, flexible, and understanding. My clients and their families are amazing to work with which is priceless and very rewarding.

DO YOU NEED ANY MORE REASONS TO COME AND JOIN OUR TEAM? PM, EMAIL OR CALL TODAY!

CARE STAFF WANTED TO WORK IN THE BARRY AREA

We are currently looking for a female Health Care Assistant to join our team. The position can be full time or part time, hours of work are 10-2 or 5-9.

Experience in caring for an individual with MS is preferred, but not essential as mentoring can be provided.

This would be an ideal opportunity for parents with young children and previous care experience, hoping to get back into the Care sector.

THIS POST IS ALSO SUITABLE FOR A NON-DRIVER LIVING IN THE BARRY AREA

Benefits Include
• Flexible working hours
• Bonus scheme
• Good rates of pay
• Comprehensive Induction and training
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CARE STAFF WANTED TO WORK IN THE BARRY AREA 

We are currently looking for a female Health Care Assistant to join our team. The position can be full time or part time, hours of work are 10-2 or 5-9. 

Experience in caring for an individual with MS is preferred, but not essential as mentoring can be provided. 

This would be an ideal opportunity for parents with young children and previous care experience, hoping to get back into the Care sector. 

THIS POST IS ALSO SUITABLE FOR A NON-DRIVER LIVING IN THE BARRY AREA

Benefits Include
• Flexible working hours
• Bonus scheme
• Good rates of pay 
• Comprehensive Induction and training

We are recruiting for domiciliary care staff in the Bridgend area. Please like and share with anyone with experience who you think may be interested.

You can apply via the following link:

www.facebook.com/job_opening/352274249654341/?source=share
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We are recruiting for domiciliary care staff in the Bridgend area. Please like and share with anyone with experience who you think may be interested.

You can apply via the following link:

https://www.facebook.com/job_opening/352274249654341/?source=share

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
We are seeking thoughtful, considerate and kind people to join our existing team.

We support people within their own homes to remain independent. This includes supporting clients with personal care, medication requirements, meal preparation and social activities.

We are looking for part-time members of staff to work in the areas of Nantymoel, Ogmore Vale, Sarn, Bryncethin and Aberkenfig.

Ideal candidates should have at least 2 years of experience within the health care sector, have training updates in place and a portable DBS. IMMEDIATE START IS AVAILABLE subject to regulatory requirements!

You must be able to drive and have access to a car.

Benefits Include:-

Competitive rates of pay
Bonus scheme
Flexible schedule
Carer of the Quarter

Schedules include:-
Day shifts
Monday to Friday
Night shifts
Weekends

PLEASE MESSAGE US FOR DETAILS
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EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
We are seeking thoughtful, considerate and kind people to join our existing team. 

We support people within their own homes to remain independent. This includes supporting clients with personal care, medication requirements, meal preparation and social activities. 

We are looking for part-time members of staff to work in the areas of Nantymoel, Ogmore Vale, Sarn, Bryncethin and Aberkenfig.

Ideal candidates should have at least 2 years of experience within the health care sector, have training updates in place and a portable DBS.  IMMEDIATE START IS AVAILABLE subject to regulatory requirements!

You must be able to drive and have access to a car.

Benefits Include:-

Competitive rates of pay
Bonus scheme
Flexible schedule
Carer of the Quarter

Schedules include:-
Day shifts
Monday to Friday
Night shifts
Weekends

PLEASE MESSAGE US FOR DETAILS

CARER OF THE QUARTER - CONGRATULATIONS LESLEY BARTLETT

Lesley joined us in 2009, and is a valued member of our team.

The award is well deserved and we would like to thank Lesley for her continued commitment to the company.

She has shown flexibility in recognizing the difficulties that we have we have endured due to COVID and has really stepped forward to help us. Not only that, she is a true professional.

I have always enjoyed reading Lesley’s clients Personal Record forms, and look forward to reading outcomes she has met with her clients.

She is very well liked amongst her colleagues and clients.

WELL DONE LESLEY AND THANK YOU
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CARER OF THE QUARTER - CONGRATULATIONS LESLEY BARTLETT

Lesley joined us in 2009, and is a valued member of our team. 

The award is well deserved and we would like to thank Lesley for her continued commitment to the company. 

She has shown flexibility in recognizing the difficulties that we have we have endured due to COVID and has really stepped forward to help us. Not only that, she is a true professional. 

I have always enjoyed reading Lesley’s clients Personal Record forms, and look forward to reading outcomes she has met with her clients. 

She is very well liked amongst her colleagues and clients.

WELL DONE LESLEY AND THANK YOU

April has been providing expert, quality care since 1996 in Bridgend, The Vale, Neath & Port Talbot and Swansea.

From 1/2 hour calls to 24/7, social calls to palliative care, you can rely on us to meet and exceed your expectations.

Call or email to discuss your individual requirements ~ we'll be pleased to help!
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Mental Health Awareness Week runs from Monday 10 May to Sunday 16 May 2021.

This year, join the fight for mental health with Mind

During this pandemic, millions of people have experienced a mental health problem, or seen a loved one struggle. We have also noticed that the support people need isn’t out there.

Through giving a donation, you can help support, protect and save lives. MIND are working tirelessly to end stigma and discrimination for people with mental health problems in Wales through their ambitious anti-stigma campaign.

PLEASE HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY DONATING VIA THE DONATE BUTTON
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Mental Health Awareness Week runs from Monday 10 May to Sunday 16 May 2021. 

This year, join the fight for mental health with Mind

During this pandemic, millions of people have experienced a mental health problem, or seen a loved one struggle. We have also noticed that the support people need isn’t out there.

Through giving a donation, you can help support, protect and save lives. MIND are working tirelessly to end stigma and discrimination for people with mental health problems in Wales through their ambitious anti-stigma campaign.

PLEASE HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE BY DONATING VIA THE DONATE BUTTON

April has been providing expert, quality care since 1996 in Bridgend, The Vale, Neath & Port Talbot and Swansea.

From 1/2 hour calls to 24/7, social calls to palliative care, you can rely on us to meet and exceed your expectations.

Call or email to discuss your individual requirements ~ we'll be pleased to help!
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IT’S PARKINSONS AWARENESS WEEK

Our post aims to raise awareness about this potentially devastating condition.

Parkinson's is the fastest growing neurological condition in the world, and currently there is no cure.

1 in 37 people alive today in the UK will be diagnosed with Parkinson's in their lifetime.

Estimates show that around 145,000 people living with a Parkinson's diagnosis in the UK in 2020.

With population growth and ageing, this is likely to increase by a fifth, to around 172,000 people in the UK, by 2030.

Every hour, 2 more people are diagnosed. That's the same as 18,000 people every year.

Its not too late to participate. You can donate via the 'DONATE' button, or click the image to visit the UK website.

Parkinson's UK Email: hello@parkinsons.org.uk Telephone Helpline: 0808 800 0303.
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Our Manager attended a client's home this week to complete a risk assessment. Whilst chatting with our client and her family she noted a beautiful crochet blanket with buttons, bobbles, and materials of lace sewn onto it.

She expressed how beautiful the blanket was and enquired as to who had made it. To her amazement, our client's husband replied that Nina’s nan made it. She had to double-check if it was Nina our client’s carer or someone else, and he confirmed indeed it was our Nina.

As you can see the blanket is absolutely amazing and what a thoughtful gesture.

Thank you so much Nina’s nan Angela Hayes and Nina Dunlop

It was an absolute pleasure to witness first-hand the enjoyment our client was experiencing with this beautiful sensory blanket.
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Our Manager attended a clients home this week to complete a risk assessment. Whilst chatting with our client and her family she noted a beautiful crochet blanket with buttons, bobbles, and materials of lace sewn onto it.  

She expressed how beautiful the blanket was and enquired as to who had made it. To her amazement, our clients husband replied that Nina’s nan made it.  She had to double-check if it was Nina our client’s carer or someone else, and he confirmed indeed it was our Nina. 
 
As you can see the blanket is absolutely amazing and what a thoughtful gesture.  

Thank you so much Nina’s nan Angela Hayes and Nina Dunlop 

It was an absolute pleasure to witness first-hand the enjoyment our client was experiencing with this beautiful sensory blanket.

Restrictions are lifting and people are looking forward to getting back to normal BUT many are and will continue struggling to provide for their familes. We are very happy to spread a little cheer and have donated Easter Eggs to Taff-Ely Foodbank at Bethel Baptist Church, Heol Miskin, Pontyclun.

If you have any essential items (see details below), then phone your nearest food bank to arrange a drop off time as they will definitely be appreciated by the individuals and families that rely on them.

A BIT ABOUT FOOD BANKS:
UK food bank use is still at record levels as hunger remains a major concern for local low income families.
HOW A FOOD BANK WORKS
• Food is donated by individuals, schools, businesses and churches ready for distribution
• Front line professional care workers, health visitors, charities, social services help to issue clients vouchers
• Clients can exchange vouchers for 3 -5 days of nutritionally balanced emergency food
• Clients collect food from local distribution centres, where they can also find a safe place to chat over a hot drink and snack, they can also receive signposting to a range of support services.
If you would like to get involved please locate your local food bank where staff will happily provide leaflets, and advice.

ESSENTIAL ITEMS REQUIRED
Tinned products, Dried pasta/rice, Cooking sauces, Cereals, Tea/coffee, Sugar, sweets and chocolates. Please support in any which way you can.

THANK YOU
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Restrictions are lifting and people are looking forward to getting back to normal BUT many are and will continue struggling to provide for their familes. We are very happy to spread a little cheer and have donated Easter Eggs to Taff-Ely Foodbank at Bethel Baptist Church, Heol Miskin, Pontyclun. 

If you have any essential items (see details below), then phone your nearest food bank to arrange a drop off time as they will definitely be appreciated by the individuals and families that rely on them.

A BIT ABOUT FOOD BANKS:
UK food bank use is still at record levels as hunger remains a major concern for local low income families.
HOW A FOOD BANK WORKS
• Food is donated by individuals, schools, businesses and churches ready for distribution
• Front line professional care workers, health visitors, charities, social services help to issue clients vouchers
• Clients can exchange vouchers for 3 -5 days of nutritionally balanced emergency food
• Clients collect food from local distribution centres, where they can also find a safe place to chat over a hot drink and snack, they can also receive signposting to a range of support services.
If you would like to get involved please locate your local food bank where staff will happily provide leaflets, and advice.

ESSENTIAL ITEMS REQUIRED
Tinned products, Dried pasta/rice, Cooking sauces, Cereals, Tea/coffee, Sugar, sweets and chocolates. Please support in any which way you can.

THANK YOU

WELCOME TO THE TEAM NINA
We would like to welcome a new member of staff to our team, Nina Dunlop.

Nina recently joined our team after previously working in the retail trade. She decided that it was time for a career change and was looking for a more rewarding role.

Nina completed all her mandatory training and is currently attending a series of positive approaches to dementia care training. We received some lovely updates from Nina whilst caring for clients with dementia, she is putting her training to good use.

Here are some of the wonderful messages received from Nina:

“Mr. T told me last week his mother’s name was xxx xxxx during his call today I mentioned her name and Mr. T started to cry and thanked me so much for mentioning her name, he was so grateful.”

“A lovely call with Mr. T today, we engaged in lots of chats. I made sure I was close to him when talking, he connected much better, we then popped on some of his favorite music and had a dance. A wonderful call”.

Nina, we have had some lovely feedback from the staff and also from your clients, you have shown compassion and kindness to our most vulnerable clients. You are an asset to the Team. Well done!
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WELCOME TO THE TEAM NINA 
We would like to welcome a new member of staff to our team, Nina Dunlop.

Nina recently joined our team after previously working in the retail trade. She decided that it was time for a career change and was looking for a more rewarding role. 

Nina completed all her mandatory training and is currently attending a series of positive approaches to dementia care training. We received some lovely updates from Nina whilst caring for clients with dementia, she is putting her training to good use.

Here are some of the wonderful messages received from Nina:

“Mr. T told me last week his mother’s name was xxx xxxx during his call today I mentioned her name and Mr. T started to cry and thanked me so much for mentioning her name, he was so grateful.” 

“A lovely call with Mr. T today, we engaged in lots of chats. I made sure I was close to him when talking, he connected much better, we then popped on some of his favorite music and had a dance. A wonderful call”.

Nina, we have had some lovely feedback from the staff and also from your clients, you have shown compassion and kindness to our most vulnerable clients. You are an asset to the Team. Well done!

GOOD NEWS - COVID 19 CARE STAFF HAVE 2ND VACCINATION

We are pleased to announce that 3/4s of our staff have now received their 2nd vaccine! They have also received our Company’s Policy on the COVID 19 Vaccination which outlines the importance for staff to have the Vaccine.

As health and social care workers, we hope to set a powerful example to the other groups.

We would also like to extend our thanks to the staff who have agreed to have the vaccines.

Alongside the vaccines, the implementation of the twice-weekly home testing of our staff offers extra reassurance that we are doing all we can to protect our staff and vulnerable clients.
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GOOD NEWS - COVID 19 CARE STAFF HAVE 2ND VACCINATION

We are pleased to announce that 3/4s of our staff have now received their 2nd vaccine! They have also received our Company’s Policy on the COVID 19 Vaccination which outlines the importance for staff to have the Vaccine.

As health and social care workers, we hope to set a powerful example to the other groups.

We would also like to extend our thanks to the staff who have agreed to have the vaccines.

Alongside the vaccines, the implementation of the twice-weekly home testing of our staff offers extra reassurance that we are doing all we can to protect our staff and vulnerable clients.

CARER OF THE QUARTER WINNER FOR MARCH 2021 – IS CHLOE DUNWORTH

Chloe is new to caring (but you wouldn’t know it) she has really shown what a fantastic carer she is. The reward is given in recognition of her perfect Record Keeping and reporting of concerns, she has also taken it upon herself to complete a weekly report, this enables us to engage precisely with other professional bodies.

Chloe has settled in really well within the team and is well liked by her clients. .

Chloe, please accept our congratulations on being the Carer of the quarter and we hope you enjoy your prize.

Keep up the good work!
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CARER OF THE QUARTER WINNER FOR MARCH 2021 – IS CHLOE DUNWORTH

Chloe is new to caring (but you wouldn’t know it) she has really shown what a fantastic carer she is. The reward is given in recognition of her perfect Record Keeping and reporting of concerns, she has also taken it upon herself to complete a weekly report, this enables us to engage precisely with other professional bodies.

Chloe has settled in really well within the team and is well liked by her clients. .

Chloe, please accept our congratulations on being the Carer of the quarter and we hope you enjoy your prize. 

Keep up the good work!

COMPETITION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO NEXT THURSDAY 4TH MARCH
COMPETITION TIME – WIN YOURSELVES A TUB OF CHOCOLATES
To enter, draw a funny smile on your face mask or decorate it in your favorite style. Take a pic of you wearing your new super cool mask and upload it. The entrant with the most likes wins the goodies
Tag your family and friends to join in the fun.
The competition opens TONIGHT with the winner being awarded next Thursday.
LIFE IS BETTER WITH A SMILE
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COMPETITION HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO NEXT THURSDAY 4TH MARCH 
COMPETITION TIME – WIN YOURSELVES A TUB OF CHOCOLATES
To enter, draw a funny smile on your face mask or decorate it in your favorite style. Take a pic of you wearing your new super cool mask and upload it. The entrant with the most likes wins the goodies  
Tag your family and friends to join in the fun.
The competition opens TONIGHT with the winner being awarded next Thursday.
LIFE IS BETTER WITH A SMILE

COMPETITION TIME – WIN YOURSELVES A TUB OF CHOCOLATES

To enter, draw a funny smile on your face mask or decorate it in your favourite style. Take a pic of you wearing your new super cool mask and upload. The entrant with the most likes wins the goodies 😊

Tag your family and friends to join in the fun.

Competition opens TONIGHT with the winner being awarded next Thursday.

LIFE IS BETTER WITH A SMILE
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COMPETITION TIME – WIN YOURSELVES A TUB OF CHOCOLATES

To enter, draw a funny smile on your face mask or decorate it in your favourite style. Take a pic of you wearing your new super cool mask and upload. The entrant with the most likes wins the goodies 😊

Tag your family and friends to join in the fun.

Competition opens TONIGHT with the winner being awarded next Thursday.

LIFE IS BETTER WITH A SMILE

Our team recently lost a very dear client at the grand age of 99 years old.

During such a sad time for the family, they took the time to visit our office and to write this beautiful compliment, thanking us for the care and support to their Mum.

This show of kindness paid to the staff who supported Mrs. P, really did uplift them.

It is always such a sad time when we experience a loss of a client and no matter how professional our staff are, the feeling of that loss is always heartfelt.

So we would like our staff to know, you really do make a difference, and thank you for being such a caring team.
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Our team recently lost a very dear client at the grand age of 99 years old. 

During such a sad time for the family, they took the time to visit our office and to write this beautiful compliment, thanking us for the care and support to their Mum.

This show of kindness paid to the staff who supported Mrs. P, really did uplift them. 

It is always such a sad time when we experience a loss of a client and no matter how professional our staff are, the feeling of that loss is always heartfelt. 

So we would like our staff to know, you really do make a difference, and thank you for being such a caring team.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR TEAM LEADER MAIR SMITH

Sorry Mair we found this golden oldie of you and thought this really does sum up your personality.

Mair joined the company for the 2nd time in 2009 and has been with us ever since, a true example of dedication and an amazing Team Leader.

Mair we hope a more adventure filled year awaits you. Wishing you a very happy and fun-filled birthday!

From Team April
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HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO OUR TEAM LEADER MAIR SMITH

Sorry Mair we found this golden oldie of you and thought this really does sum up your personality.

Mair joined the company for the 2nd time in 2009 and has been with us ever since, a true example of dedication and an amazing Team Leader.

Mair we hope a more adventure filled year awaits you. Wishing you a very happy and fun-filled birthday! 

From Team April

RETIREMENT ALERT - Beverley Brown

Bev started with April on the 8th May 2017, one of our most flamboyant care staff might we add.

Throughout her short but dedicated time with us, she achieved several awards for her professionalism within her role. She led the way in raising concerns which really helped us identify better outcomes for our clients.

We can honestly say there has never been a dull moment working with Bev, if she is not working, she is often decorating, making blinds, curtains, standing on walls (even falling off) to trim her hedgerows. Riding her motorbike with her little dog to events.

We asked Bev if she would like to make any comments “I have really enjoyed being part of April s team, everyone has been so supportive. Working during Covid 19 has made me very aware of my surroundings because at first, we did not have all the PPE, but that soon changed, we were supplied with all the PPE. The thing is when you work during these times were are constantly thinking about our client’s wellbeing as well as your own. The downside was for me, was the passing of a client l really cared for, but on the upside was the satisfaction l got in caring for the clients and receiving their wonderful compliments on how grateful they were.. April complete care solutions was a great team to be part of.”

So thank you Bev for your dedication, for making us laugh, for being such a caring Individual, your absence will be felt.

Good luck in your retirement, keep well and stay safe, and all the very best from Team April!
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RETIREMENT ALERT - Beverley Brown

Bev started with April on the 8th May 2017, one of our most flamboyant care staff might we add.

Throughout her short but dedicated time with us, she achieved several awards for her professionalism within her role. She led the way in raising concerns which really helped us identify better outcomes for our clients.

We can honestly say there has never been a dull moment working with Bev, if she is not working, she is often decorating, making blinds, curtains, standing on walls (even falling off) to trim her hedgerows. Riding her motorbike with her little dog to events.

We asked Bev if she would like to make any comments “I have really enjoyed being part of April s team, everyone has been so supportive. Working during Covid 19 has made me very aware of my surroundings because at first, we did not have all the PPE, but that soon changed, we were supplied with all the PPE. The thing is when you work during these times were are constantly thinking about our client’s wellbeing as well as your own. The downside was for me, was the passing of a client l really cared for, but on the upside was the satisfaction l got in caring for the clients and receiving their wonderful compliments on how grateful they were.. April complete care solutions was a great team to be part of.”

So thank you Bev for your dedication, for making us laugh, for being such a caring Individual, your absence will be felt. 

Good luck in your retirement, keep well and stay safe, and all the very best from Team April!

ALERT! COVID 19 VACCINE SCAMS.

In the UK, coronavirus vaccines will only be available via the National Health Services of England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. You can be contacted by the NHS, your employer, a GP surgery or pharmacy local to you, to receive your vaccine.

Remember, the vaccine is free of charge. At no point will you be asked to pay.

- The NHS will never ask you for your bank account or card details.
- The NHS will never ask you for your PIN or banking password.
- The NHS will never arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine.
- The NHS will never ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips.

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you are suspicious about an email you have received, forward it to report@phishing.gov.uk.

Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to the number 7726 which is free of charge.

If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk.
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ALERT! COVID 19 VACCINE SCAMS.

In the UK, coronavirus vaccines will only be available via the National Health Services of England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland. You can be contacted by the NHS, your employer, a GP surgery or pharmacy local to you, to receive your vaccine. 

Remember, the vaccine is free of charge. At no point will you be asked to pay.

- The NHS will never ask you for your bank account or card details.
- The NHS will never ask you for your PIN or banking password.
- The NHS will never arrive unannounced at your home to administer the vaccine.
- The NHS will never ask you to prove your identity by sending copies of personal documents such as your passport, driving licence, bills or pay slips.  

If you receive a call you believe to be fraudulent, hang up. If you are suspicious about an email you have received, forward it to report@phishing.gov.uk. 

Suspicious text messages should be forwarded to the number 7726 which is free of charge.

If you believe you are the victim of a fraud, please report this to Action Fraud as soon as possible by calling 0300 123 2040 or visiting www.actionfraud.police.uk.

CAPTION THIS!
I Challenge you to give us your BEST caption for this photo.
Ready..Set..Go!
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CAPTION THIS! 
I Challenge you to give us your BEST caption for this photo.
Ready..Set..Go!

MORE GOOD NEWS – STAFF COVID TESTING

We are now in receipt of lateral flow device test kits. These devices help identify staff who have high levels of virus who do not have symptoms and would not otherwise be coming forward for a test. They are quick and convenient, allowing results to be delivered in under 30 minutes.

Staff will be testing twice per week, this will help to reduce the risk of transmission and will be used in conjunction with PPE and other infection control methods to keep Clients, their loved ones and staff safe.

KEEP WELL AND STAY SAFE EVERYONE
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MORE GOOD NEWS – STAFF COVID TESTING

We are now in receipt of lateral flow device test kits. These devices help identify staff who have high levels of virus who do not have symptoms and would not otherwise be coming forward for a test. They are quick and convenient, allowing results to be delivered in under 30 minutes.

Staff will be testing twice per week, this will help to reduce the risk of transmission and will be used in conjunction with PPE and other infection control methods to keep Clients, their loved ones and staff safe. 

KEEP WELL AND STAY SAFE EVERYONE

GOOD NEWS - COVID 19 VACCINATION

As a health care provider, we have been undertaking regular staff risk assessments throughout the pandemic to ensure the safety of our clients and family members.

We are pleased to announce that 2/3 of our staff have now been vaccinated. The vast majority of the remaining staff have also confirmed they have made contact and are awaiting their vaccination attendance dates.

This offers reassurance that we are doing our very best to ensure the safety of everyone.
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GOOD NEWS - COVID 19 VACCINATION

As a health care provider, we have been undertaking regular staff risk assessments throughout the pandemic to ensure the safety of our clients and family members.

We are pleased to announce that 2/3 of our staff have now been vaccinated.  The vast majority of the remaining staff have also confirmed they have made contact and are awaiting their vaccination attendance dates.

This offers reassurance that we are doing our very best to ensure the safety of everyone.

2021 is almost upon us and we are ready to welcome it with open arms, bidding goodbye to one of our most challenging years.

The countdown to end this roller coaster of a year has already begun; we will remember the kindness that people have shown and remember loved ones lost.

April is looking forward to new beginnings and hopes that 2021 will bring health and prosperity to all our clients, family and our staff. Keep Well and Stay safe.

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE
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2021 is almost upon us and we are ready to welcome it with open arms, bidding goodbye to one of our most challenging years.

The countdown to end this roller coaster of a year has already begun; we will remember the kindness that people have shown and remember loved ones lost.

April is looking forward to new beginnings and hopes that 2021 will bring health and prosperity to all our clients, family and our staff. Keep Well and Stay safe.

HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE

MERRY CHRISTMAS & A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ONE AND ALL.

KEEP WELL AND STAY SAFE – from all of us at April.

''Christmas is forever, not for just one day,
for loving, sharing, giving, are not to put away
like bells and lights and tinsel, in some box upon a shelf.
The good you do for others is good you do yourself.''
By Norman. W. Brooks.
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Competition Winner!

Congratulations to our winner Gemma Louise 🎉🎉 what magical looking Christmas decorations! Isn't it fab how cosy they make a home look. Its just a shame they have to come down in the new year 😞

We will be in touch tomorrow (Xmas Eve) to arrange your £50 prize.

Thank you all for your wonderful entries.

www.facebook.com/aprilcarebridgend/posts/3961383827229145
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Competition Winner!

Congratulations to our winner Gemma Louise 🎉🎉 what magical looking Christmas decorations! Isnt it fab how cosy they make a home look. Its just a shame they have to come down in the new year 😞

We will be in touch tomorrow (Xmas Eve) to arrange your £50 prize.

Thank you all for your wonderful entries.

https://www.facebook.com/aprilcarebridgend/posts/3961383827229145

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