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I wanted to write this blog about Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) as it strikes a personal chord with me. As I get older I seem to be more self-conscious and less happy with the way I look; this may have something to do with the fact that my once slender size 8 figure has turned somewhat curvier over the years to a full size 12 and as much as I try to blame the clothes stores that they are shrinking the sizes I know I just need to get myself into the gym and keep at it. Now, whilst I probably have only a mild case of BDD and cannot begin to understand how someone copes with a mental illness. I am […]


How’s your sign language?

There are an estimated 11 million people in the UK who are Deaf or hard of hearing.Every country has its own sign language. Here in the UK most people use British Sign Language (BSL) which is not simply the English language with hand signs, it has its own grammar and sentence construction. So, whist we would say “what is your name?” in BSL it would be signed “Your name, what?”Deafness is the third most common disability in the world. Most deaf people don’t view their deafness as a disability or as a problem that should be fixed. For many of them, it’s a natural part of their […]


Health & Social Care Quiz

How is your Health & Social Care knowledge? Do you know how many young carers there are in the UK? or  what the early symptoms of dementia are? Take our fun and informative quiz below to test your know-how:1  How many life stages are there?4 5 6 72  Which country spends less on health care as a percentage of GDP than the UK?Italy Slovenia Japan France3  Over the past 26 years the number of available hospital beds in England hasIncreased by 67% Increased by 35% Decreased by 23% Decreased by 51%4  How many young carers are […]


Care Sector Unites Amid of Flurry of Snow

On Thursday March 1st 2018, the UK was hit by #StormEmma and flurry of snow that impacted some of the most hard-to-reach of our communities for many years. Our ND Care and Support teams became part of a united call to action by their wider community with quite simply outstanding efforts from all involved.Evette Townley, Registered Manager for our Cardiff team explains more:‘On Friday at 12.28pm a WhatsApp group was set up called Snow Pooled Resources. The initiative was created by Everycare, following consultation with other providers across the worst hit of our regions. The group was […]


World Cancer Day

Most of us at one time or other has been deeply affected by cancer. It is an aggressive disease that tears families and loved ones apart. Here at New Directions Care & Support we are raising awareness of World Cancer Day in the hope that we can combat this disease.What is World Cancer Day? On 4 February, World Cancer Day is a day to unite in the fight against cancer. Every Unity Band worn, every pound donated and every gesture of support will play an important part of beating cancer sooner.The funds raised from incredible people like you will support thousands of scientists, doctors […]


Leading Care Provider Relocates in Gwent

A leading specialist care provider has relocated in the Gwent region for the third time since opening their doors in 2011.ND Care and Support are an award-winning organisation who work to support individuals and their families with care packages to enhance quality of life. The business has grown enormously since setting up their first office in Ebbw Vale over six years ago. From a small base in 2011 at the Innovation Centre at Victoria Park, the team then moved to a high street location in Brymawr in 2013.Speaking about the recent 2017 relocation to Abertillery, Rebecca Ford (pictured) […]


Local care provider celebrates five years in Brynmawr

A leading care provider for individuals with specialist needs has celebrated five years in operation in Brynmawr. The team held a celebration in their High Street office on April 14th to thank the local community and colleagues for their continued support.ND Care and Support opened its doors back in 2011 in the Innovation Centre at Victoria Business Park in Ebbw Vale before outgrowing the base. In 2013 the team moved to their current address on the High Street, Brynmawr.The team have registered over 250 local applicants for work and currently employ five office staff, three senior care […]