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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…


Male Care Workers – Newport

We are an established and award-winning company require Male Care Workers to work within the Home Care Sector across Newport. 24-hour package. Duties may include: Supporting and Enabling individuals to have regular access the local community Assisting, promoting and encouraging service user’s independence Support service users with personal care, nutrition, social and spiritual well-being Enabling individuals to live comfortably, safely and happily within their home Completion of daily reports as required to meet standards Assisting individuals…


Support worker (driver essential) for young male in St Fagan’s area of Cardiff

New Directions Care and Support are looking to recruit a support worker to work with a young Male requiring care in the St Fagan's area of Cardiff within the Adult Service sector. Overview of Job Role: As a support worker for New Directions you will be supporting individuals within their own homes or the community. Promoting independence, encouragement and individual's wellbeing. Developing and maintaining professional working relationships with the individuals we support and their families.…


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,…


Care Worker Recognised at Cardiff Awards

Evette Townley and Angela Smyth at Awards Ceremony

On Wednesday 29th November 2017 an ND Care & Support employee was honoured and acknowledged for her learning efforts by Cardiff and the Vale Care & Support Regional Workforce Partnership at a prestigious awards ceremony. Angela Smyth (pictured) attended an event hosted at Cardiff and the Vale College, in the prestigious Atrium venue alongside Registered Manger for ND Care & Support Evette Townley. Angela was honoured with a certificate of recognition for completing her Level…