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ND Care & Support wins contract to provide care and respite services to children in Caerphilly

ND Care & Support has been awarded a five-year contract to provide ‘Support at Home’ care services to children throughout Caerphilly. The leading South Wales-based care provider will deliver respite and care services for children with additional care needs, and their families. The contract comes on top of an existing agreement between Caerphilly Council and ND Care & Support providing domiciliary care services to adults in Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent under the Support at Home…


Christmas Food Bank Match Appeal

Christmas Food Bank Match Appeal

In response to the increased need for food bank donations across the country, New Directions, which ND Care & Support is a part of, introduced a Christmas Food Bank Match Appeal, and invited care workers, service users, clients and staff to tag or send in photos of their food bank parcels, to be ‘matched’ by an additional donation from us. Customers from all companies within the New Directions Group were invited to take part and…


National Safeguarding Week – A Q&A with Jennifer Hards, Business Support Leader

The importance of safeguarding

With companies and individuals throughout the UK supporting National Safeguarding Week, we felt it was essential as a specialist care agency, to hundreds of individuals and their families, to demonstrate how we continuously ensure the safety of everyone we work with. Jennifer Hards, Business Support Leader, has worked with ND Care & Support for 3 years’ and has been extremely influential in promoting the importance of safeguarding throughout the company. Tell us a little bit…


ND Care & Support Win Tender for Domiciliary Care in Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent

Tender for Domiciliary Care in Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent

Have you heard our exciting news? We are pleased to announce that ND Care & Support has recently been successful in winning a tender for delivering domiciliary care services in Caerphilly and Blaenau Gwent. The tender is a Framework Agreement with the Blaenau Gwent and Caerphilly Local Authorities, allowing us to deliver care services in these areas. This is fantastic news for our ND Care & Support Abertillery branch, as it safeguards their current services and…


Ken Price Appointed Chair of the Cardiff and Vale Domiciliary Providers Association

We are very proud to announce that Ken Price, Registered Manager at ND Care & Support Cardiff has been appointed as Chair of the Cardiff and Vale Domiciliary Providers Association. He was appointed as Chair for the year in September 2019 and will hold the position until the next AGM in 2020. The Cardiff Domiciliary Care Providers Association, later known as the Cardiff and Vale Domiciliary Care Providers Association, was formed in 1993 as a…


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…