A brief note about language in our blog posts

Just to let you know, everyone at Credu publishes blog posts to share what we are up to – and each author writes their posts in the language they usually use. So that is why some blog posts will be English and some in Welsh, regardless of the website language selection you have chosen. This enables us to keep our news freshly published and regularly updated. Thank you for your understanding!

Carers Rights Day in Powys

Carers Rights Day in PowysSpecial events to help Powys’ unpaid carers access the support they’re entitled to


Credu will be hosting a number of special events across Powys to mark Carers Rights Day on Friday 30th November.

Information Stand at Great Oak Café, Llanidloes     11am-1pm

Carers Rights drop in at Credu Hub Machynlleth     11am – 2:30pm

Support and Information with Cllr Joy Jones, FREE mini massage treatments, refreshments and goody bags for Carers, Newtown Library      10am -12noon

Llandrindod Carers group meeting, Marlow, Llandrindod       10am – 1pm

Advice and Information Morning, Guildhall Brecon with Cllr Matthew Dorrance, Angharad Woodland Solicitor & RVS     10am-12:30am

Carers are meeting at the Health Forum in Ystradgynlais Hospital and meeting the new Practice Manager


Credu is one of hundreds of groups across the UK taking part in Carers Rights Day, which falls on Friday 30 November 2018. Carers Rights Day is an annual national awareness campaign organised by the charity Carers UK, which aims to reach as many of the 6.5 million carers in the UK as possible with information about their rights and the financial and practical help they are entitled to; including benefits, such as Carer’s Allowance, breaks and access to equipment and technology which can help them in their caring role. This year the charity is encouraging people to think about how caring might affect them now and in the future and what support they might need.

Vacancy: Young Carers Outreach Worker Mid Powys

Young Carers Outreach Worker

Mid Powys (LD1, LD2 & LD6 areas)
Salary: £21,175
Hours: 36 per week
Fixed Term until 1st April 2019 (extension subject to funding)

INTERVIEW DATE IS 3rd October in Llandrindod Wells

This is an exciting opportunity to support Young and Young Adult Carers in the Llandrindod, Builth and Rhayader areas, building on the excellent work already established. The post is based at home. It requires significant time in the key areas with regular team meetings in Llandrindod Wells.

A Young Carer is someone under 18 who helps to look after someone in their family, or a friend, who is ill, disabled or misuses drugs or alcohol. Young Adult Carers are aged 16-25. Caring can be rewarding and Young Carers can be more mature, empathetic and responsible than their peers. However it can be a significant challenge to juggle the practical and emotional issues involved in looking after someone, with fulfilling their own needs and aspirations.

You will support Young Carers to enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing, supporting them to address personal challenges, build on individual strengths, develop social and supportive networks and have an influence on services.

Click HERE for Full Job Description & Person Specification

Click HERE for Application Form

Vacancy: Central Support Manager (Llandrindod)

Central Support Manager

SALARY: £20,000
HOURS: 37.5 per week
HOLIDAY ENTITLEMENT: 27 days plus statutory bank holidays
BASED AT: Llandrindod Wells Office


• Do you have a passion for supporting people?
• Do you get a kick out of setting up administration systems that are highly effective?
• Do you love enabling your team to achieve excellent standards?
• Are you a completer finisher?

If this describes you, then you have an exciting opportunity to lead and support our passionate and committed administration team to be:

• An efficient and effective source of administration support.
• An excellent first point of contact with Credu for Carers and others.

Credu’s purpose is to empower all young and adult Carers to enjoy a good quality of life and sense of wellbeing.
We are a charity which gives enabling, person-centered support to Young Carers and Adult Carers throughout Powys and Young Carers throughout Wrexham, Conwy & Denbighshire.

You can read the job description, person specification HERE

Application Form HERE

Deadline for applications is 9am on 19/9/2018,
Interviews will be on 26/9/2018 in Llandrindod

Vacancy – Charity Shop & Carers Hub Manager, Brecon

30 hours per week. Job Share is an option. £8.75 an hour.

We are looking for a special someone who is passionate about charity retail, fundraising and working with people. You will develop our charity shop and Carers hub in Brecon which has the following aims:
– To raise funds.
– To be an informal, accessible first point of contact for Carers seeking support and information.
– To be a space where Carers can develop activities such as craft groups, coffee mornings and so on.
– To raise the profile and awareness of unpaid carers.
– To help towards integrating support for Carers within local communities.
– To be a great place to volunteer, to connect with others and to share and develop skills.

If you love the idea of developing a thriving retail enterprise and as well as warm, welcoming Carers Hub and you can lead a project in a way that involves and enables others, then please apply here!

Find Full Job Description & Person Specification HERE & Application Form HERE

Interim Position – Immediate Start – email your CV to marie@credu.cymru

Timeline for Permanent Position.

• Deadline for application forms is 9.00 on 5th September.
• Shortlisted candidates will be invited to take a tour of the shop and hub and bring a two-page proposal to the interview.
• Interviews will take place on 18th September in Brecon.

Carers Week 2018

11-17th June Carers Week 2018

Carers Week is a National Campaign to highlight & Celebrate Carers – find out more at www.carersweek.org

Credu & local Carers have organised the events below! Book your place NOW by following the link or by calling the office on 01597 823800.

Friday 8th June – County Hall, Llandrindod Wells. 2-4pm
Carers & County Councillors Connect, opportunity to raise awareness and understanding of Caring with Powys County Councillors. With afternoon tea.

Monday 11th June, Metropole Hotel, Llandrindod 10.00 to 2.30
FIVE THINGS – PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE including legal advice, information on residential care, ‘How to start a conversation about your wishes’, Future Care and Support, funeral wishes.

Monday 11th June, Tesco, Ystradgynlais
CARERS AWARENESS in the lobby with carers
Contact Theresa on 07773 324128

Tuesday 12th June, 10.00 – 1.00, Guildhall, Brecon
FIVE THINGS – PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE including legal advice, information on residential care, ‘How to start a conversation about your wishes’, Future Care and Support, funeral wishes.

Tuesday 12th June 10.00 – 2.00 Royal Oak Hotel, Welshpool
Credu & All Wales Forum are co-hosting Cerebra’s free workshop on using their Accessing Public Services Toolkit. The aim of the workshop is to support families who are encountering difficulties in relation to the provision of health, social care and education support services. https://credu-awf-cerebra-toolkit-workshop-welshpool.eventbrite.co.uk
(Similar events also planned on 10th July in Llandrindod & 18th September in Brecon)

There’s more! Turn the page.

Wednesday 13th June 10.00- 1.00, Plas Dolerw, Newtown
FIVE THINGS – PLANNING FOR THE FUTURE including legal advice, information on residential care, ‘How to start a conversation about your wishes’, Future Care and Support, funeral wishes.

Wednesday 13th June
Afternoon tea and treat, Trecastle.
Contact Theresa on 07773 324128


Thursday 14th June 10.00 – 3.30 June, Metropole, Llandrindod
HOLISTIC THERAPIES DAY including massage, reflexology, Reiki with buffet lunch

Thursday 14th June
COFFEE HOP, YSTRADYNLAIS visiting as many coffee shops as possible promoting Carer awareness.
Contact Theresa on 07773 324128

Friday 15th June
BUSKAGYNLAIS Carer awareness raising at this popular event
Contact Theresa on 07773 324128

Friday 15th June
Information Stand on Middleton Street, Llandrindod Wells.

Saturday 16th June, 1pm-4pm
Pop up Picnic – Celebrating Carers, Princes Avenue Llandrindod Wells – A Family friendly afternoon for everyone, bring a picnic & Find us near the lake!


AWARENESS RAISING throughout Powys – Look out for stands at locations in Tesco, Llandrindod; Coed y Dinas, Welshpool; Co-op, Builth; Tesco, Ystradgynlais; Newtown.

Swervy World Fundraiser

Our thanks to Swervy World and Neve Spencer Möller who played a benefit gig for Young Carers in North Powys last night at The Cross Keys in Llanfyllin. It was a night of soulful singing to brassy upbeat Ragtime dancing which ended in a memorable dance on the high street. Swervy World are on a rural tour with street shows and other paid bookings locally in Oswestry and Shrewsbury.

Swervy World Fundraiser

The event raised £230 and our additional thanks go to The Cross Keys who hosted the event. Swervy World Fundraiser

Adult Carers Outreach Worker – Newtown & Montgomery

Salary: £22,950 pro rata
Hours: 22.5 per week

INTERVIEW DATE IS Wednesday 15th August in Newtown

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a movement that facilitates and enables unpaid Carers to enjoy a greater sense of wellbeing. Are you passionate about supporting people and communities in a way that is enabling and empowering? Are you excited by the prospect of sharing your own skills and experience, learning new skills, and reflecting on your practice with others? Are you also organised and able to make a tangible, practical difference when working with young people and communities?

Credu are recruiting an outstanding Outreach Worker who will:
• Undertake skilful one to one work with individuals, helping each individual with what is important to them.
• Help Carers build up their sources of support where needed.
• Raise awareness and recognition with Carers
• Support the development of learning opportunities with Carers, peer support groups
• Support Carers to have a voice and influence within their community and with service providers

Download Job Description and Person Specification HERE
Download Application Form HERE