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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 […]

New Directions Chairman Highly Commended at Cardiff Business Awards

On Friday 23rd June 2017, New Directions Chairman Jeff Tune was highly commended at an awards ceremony held in Cardiff.The Cardiff Business Awards recognise outstanding achievement in business and celebrate talent, ambition and innovation from across Wales' capital city. This is the third year the awards have celebrated the best of Cardiff business.The event held at City Hall in the capital celebrated 19 awards in total and was attended by over 400 guests who enjoyed a three course meal and entertainment from former X Factor contestant Lucie Jones. The evening was hosted by television personality […]

New Domiciliary Care Provider for Devon

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A leading domiciliary care provider has opened an office in Buckfastleigh, Devon.ND Care and Support, who currently have offices in Cardiff (Head Office), Brynmawr and Cross Hand (West Wales) have taken steps to lay down solid foundations in England with the South West base.Speaking about the launch of the venture, Rebecca Ford, Director of Care for the organisation said ‘our team has been expanding for a number of years. We have taken our time, considered the opportunities presented to us, and Devon is our chosen flagship office for England. Beyond the obvious beautiful surroundings, […]

New Directions crowned: Best in Education & Domiciliary Recruitment – UK

New Directions are delighted to be awarded 'Best in Education & Domiciliary Recruitment - UK' in the 2017 Business Excellence Awards, the first award of 2017. This comes after already being shortlisted for a number of awards this year, including being announced as a Cardiff Life Finalist for a second year for Best Company. Industry awards enhance our reputation as a brand and we are always delighted when we are recognised as specialists within our industry. Jeff Tune, Chairman for New Directions comments, "We have had a number of awards for our Education recruitment, however to be recognised […]

#antibullyingweek – A voice from a young person

From the 14th to the 18th November 2016, we will be participating in Anti-Bullying Week. Rather than use our own voice, we worked to listen to the daughter of one of our staff who is the Digital Lead for her primary school in Wales. Take a read of this rather poignant note...

New Directions Awarded Gold IIP Status

New Directions, a leading Welsh firm, has been awarded gold accreditation against the Investors in People Standard, joining the top seven per cent of accredited organisations across the UK and becoming the first Welsh agency to do so.This accolade demonstrates their commitment to high performance through good people management.New Directions has 12 offices across the UK with nine being based across Wales. The group employs in excess of 150 staff and has been in operation since 1994. The company offers a number of services to the education, social care, domiciliary care, pharmaceutical […]

Care and Support Director Named ‘Manager of the Year’

ND Care and Support Director Rebecca Ford has been named ‘Manager of the Year’ at the New Directions company conference for 2016.Rebecca who has headed up the operation since 2007 was presented with her award by company Director of Operations John Andrews (pictured).Speaking about her win John commented ‘Rebecca has represented all that is integrity in what she delivers as Director of Care and Support. In a community that works to support our most vulnerable members of society, she has invested in a strategy that has seen one office in Cardiff grow to an additional two bases in Brynmawr […]