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The EU Settlement Scheme

The EU Settlement Scheme early access pilot for all EU citizen health and social care staff currently working in the UK is closing soon on Friday 21st December 2018. In advance of the UK’s exit from the EU on 29 March 2019, the UK government has committed to protecting the rights of EU citizens and their family members currently living in the UK. This includes the right to live here, work here and access public…


Learn to love yourself!

Gloved hands in a heart shape against a backdrop of a sunrise

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…


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…


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 7 2  Which country spends less on health care as a percentage of GDP than the UK? Italy Slovenia Japan France 3  Over the past 26…


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…


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,…


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…


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…