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!

Vacancy – Charity Shop & Carers Hub Manager, Brecon

37.5 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

• Deadline for application forms is 11.00 on 2nd July.
• 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 9th July 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.
www.credu-carers-council-connect.eventbrite.co.uk

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.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/five-things-planning-for-the-future-llandrindod-110618-tickets-45684572787

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.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/five-things-planning-for-the-future-brecon-120618-tickets-45685682105

Tuesday 12th June 10.00 – 2.00 Royal Oak Hotel, Welshpool
ACCESSING PUBLIC SERVICES WORKSHOP 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)

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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.
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/five-things-planning-for-the-future-newtown-130618-tickets-45685813498

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

AWARENESS RAISING Co-op Builth

Thursday 14th June 10.00 – 3.30 June, Metropole, Llandrindod
HOLISTIC THERAPIES DAY including massage, reflexology, Reiki with buffet lunch
https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/holistic-therapy-day-and-buffet-lunch-metropole-hotel-llandrindod-140618-tickets-45686180596

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!

DISPLAY OUTSIDE THE ARCHES, Rhayader

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

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS IS 12noon 29th May 2018
INTERVIEW DATE IS 6th June 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

Across Wales Walk – Fundraising News

June 23 2018 – Across Wales Walk.Across Wales Walk - Fundraising News

Outreach Worker extraordinaire, Janie from Llandrindod, will be walking 42 miles from Machynlleth to Anchor! Let’s accompany and support her, for all, or part, of the journey, whilst enjoying the magnificent scenery of Mid Wales.

Janie’s Just Giving page is at www.justgiving.com/fundraising/youngcarersacrosswaleswalk

More about the walk is at www.rotaryacrosswaleswalk.org

Respite Matters – Time for Action!

To improve Respite, Carers came together on 23rd March 2018 with leading decision makers in Powys, including Cabinet member Cllr Stephen Hayes, to share stories and work out some immediate improvement actions.

View the report & Action Plan HERE

Next Steps – Carers are invited to an Action Forum to taking forward actions identified on
WEDNESDAY 11TH APRIL 2018 at the METROPOLE HOTEL, Llandrindod @ 2.00PM

Let us know you’re coming by booking on HERE or calling 01597 823800.

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