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Dementia and Alzheimer’s in Home-care

Did you know there are an estimated 850,000 people living with dementia in the UK? In fact, 60% of people receiving home-care services have dementia, meaning that dementia and Alzheimer's in home-care is part of our everyday lives here at ND Care & Support. What are Alzheimer’s and dementia? Alzheimer’s and dementia most often affect people over the age of 65. However, there are also many people living with early onset dementia too. It is…


Meet the Team: Q&A with Maria Hampson

In our next Q&A, we are thrilled to introduce you to Maria Hampson, who has been part of the ND Care & Support family for a year and a half. Maria has progressed quickly during her time with us. She started as a Care Worker, then took on a senior role, and has now been a Field Care Supervisor for the past nine months. Here is Maria's story...   Do you have a background in…


Meet the Team: Q&A with Laura Farmer

All of our team members have had a different journey through the care sector which has led them to ND Care & Support. Laura Farmer has been the Administrator in our Cardiff branch for 3 years now. Find out all about her role and why she loves to care.   Do you have a background in care work? Can you tell us more about your career journey so far? I have been in the care…


Meet the Team: Q&A with Victoria Welsh

In last week’s Meet the Team Q&A, we introduced you to Ken Price, the Registered Manager of the ND Care & Support Cardiff branch. Following Ken’s interview, you can get to know one of his team members next. Meet Victoria Welsh, who has worked for ND Care & Support in Cardiff for 11 months as a Care Coordinator...   Do you have a background in care work? Can you tell us more about your career…


Meet the Team: Q&A with Ken Price

At ND Care & Support, our team is made up of experienced and passionate individuals who truly care. Each team member has their own unique and individual story that has led them to joining the ND Care & Support team; so in our Meet the Team Q&A series, you can get to know them all a little better. To kick off the Q&As, meet Registered Manager Ken Price, who joined ND Care & Support in…


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…