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!

Connected Generation VACANCIES

Do you want to be part of a movement that facilitates and enables older people experiencing difficult life challenges 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 people and communities?

The Connected Generation project, funded by the The Big Lottery Fund, involves an exciting alliance of Credu (Powys Carers Service Ltd), Age Cymru Powys, Disability Powys, Citizens Advice Powys, and Royal Voluntary Service. Between us we are recruiting for ten posts across Powys to deliver an ambitious project that makes a significant, positive impact with Older People in Powys as well as influencing policy and practice at a national level.

AN INFORMATION DAY FOR ALL POSTS WILL BE HELD on 10th October, 10.00 – 1.00 @ Citizens Advice Powys, Ladywell House, Newtown.

1 x Project Manager (Credu) £26,000 pro rata, 21 hours per week, Based in Llandrindod Wells
Interview Date 9th November 2017

Job Description HERE. Application Form HERE

6 x Outreach Workers (x 2 with Credu, Brecon & Llanfyllin), x 2 with Age Cymru Powys, x 2 with Disability Powys) £22,722 pro rata, 21 hours per week, based at home working in either North or South Powys.
Interview Dates 15th / 16th November 2017

Application Form HERE.

Credu Job Description HERE. Age Cymru Powys Job Description HERE. Disability Powys Job Description HERE

 

1 x Generalist Adviser, Welfare Benefits and Debt Caseworker/Supervisor (Citizens Advice Powys) £25,951, full time, Newtown or Brecon (Application pack on www.powyscitizensadvice.org.uk)
Interview Date 7th November. Interviews will be held in Newtown

RVS 2 x Senior Service Assistant (Volunteer Recruitment and Support) £22,722 pro rata, 16 hours per week, based at home, one to work in North Powys and one to work in South Powys

Application pack on https://www.royalvoluntaryservice.org.uk/about-us/working-for-us/jobs
Interview Dates 21st & 22nd November 2017

 

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS FOR ALL POST IS 16th October 2017

Fund raiser Seren!

Seren, a Young Carer from Ruthin in Denbighshire, attended Ruthin School until June.  Seren was also head girl and masterminded raising an amazing £787 for Young Carers! This was achieved from a school concert, home clothes days, forms 1 and 2 sponsored walk up Moel Famau and a cake sale.

We would like to thank Seren and all the fundraisers at Ruthin school for this generous help.

We wish Seren every success and happiness in her University career and beyond. Keep in touch Seren!

Abbey-cwm-hir Hall visits

Credu invites Carers & their guests for relaxing days out to Abbey-Cwm-Hir Hall

Following great feedback from Carers after our visit last year, we are able to offer special rates for visits on

 

Saturday 9th September – More information & to book online click HERE

and

Christmas Visit on 25th November – More information & to book online click HERE

If you would prefer to book over the phone call 01597 823800

Health and Wellbeing Sessions for Carers

Throughout 2017 Credu has been working in partnership with An Apple a Day, a Powys -based social enterprise company supporting the health and wellbeing of the people and communities of Wales.

We have more interactive and engaging workshops coming up for Carers. Each session is 3 hours long and is followed by a lunch and chat time.

You can come to any of the events, or all of them!

  1. Stressless – designed to give practical solutions to deal with ‘whatever life throws at you’!
  2. Laughter and Happiness – Choose to be happy. Understand more about how much control you have over your own happiness. Includes a practical ‘laughter therapy’ session.
  3. Sleep Easy – The essential tools needed to support a sleep routine and good sleep. Practical mindfulness and relaxation sessions.

Feedback from our Welshpool sessions

‘Fully Supported, Wonderful experience of sharing with other, Great New tools to help with reducing stress. Therapies offered a wonderful treat. A really wonderful day where I felt cared for, nurtured and supported, with excellent learning resources. Thankyou.’

Wonderful to laugh with no agenda

‘Forgot about my aches and pains for a while – lovely’

 

Upcoming events are in Brecon, Ystradgynlais and Machynlleth. Carers can book places by calling 01597 823800 or by following the links below – you will need to book on each individual event.

 

Area Session Date & Time  Venue Booking Link
Brecon Laughter & Happiness Tuesday 19th September

10am-3pm

Red Kite Meeting Room, Brecon Tourist Information Centre, Brecon. LD3 9DA  Book HERE

or call 01597 823800

Brecon Sleep Easy Wednesday 15th November

10am to 3pm

Red Kite Meeting Room, Brecon Tourist Information Centre, Brecon. LD3 9DA  book HERE or call 01597 823800
Ystradgynlais Stress Less Thursday 9th November

10am – 1pm

The Welfare Ystradgynlais, Brecon Road, Ystradgynlais. SA9 1JJ Book HERE or call 01597 823800
Ystradgynlais Laughter & Happiness Wednesday 13th December

10am -1pm

The Welfare Ystradgynlais, Brecon Road, Ystradgynlais. SA9 1JJ Book HERE or call 01597 823800
Ystradgynlais Sleep Easy Thursday 25th January

10am – 1pm

The Welfare Ystradgynlais, Brecon Road, Ystradgynlais. SA9 1JJ Book HERE or call 01597 823800
Machynlleth Stress Less Wednesday 4th October

10am – 1pm

Machynlleth and District Care Centre, Forge Rd, Machynlleth. SY20 8EQ Book HERE or call 01597 823800
Machynlleth Laughter & Happiness Wednesday 25th October

10am – 1pm

Machynlleth and District Care Centre, Forge Rd, Machynlleth. SY20 8EQ Book HERE or call 01597 823800
Machynlleth Sleep Easy Wednesday 22nd November

10am -1pm

Machynlleth and District Care Centre, Forge Rd, Machynlleth. SY20 8EQ Book HERE or call 01597 823800

 

Honeypot Holiday for Welshpool Young carers

What amazing holidays our Young Carers have enjoyed at Honeypot this summer! Groups went with their Outreach worker and individuals went and made new friends with children from other parts of the UK.

Here are some of the highlights of Welshpool Carers group holiday….games of 21 and stealth, baking, getting painty in the Hive, trampolining, flying kites, movie night.

WCD Family Fun Day Prestatyn August 10th

We held the first ever Family Fun Day at the ever popular Salford Children’s Holiday Camp in Prestatyn last week.  All of our young carer families were invited to come along and join in with the fun!  They enjoyed bouncy castles, glitter tattoos, drumming and theatrical workshops, crafts, sports and games, a climbing wall and lots of free play!  Professional agencies came along too and we enjoyed the company of the Fire Service, Police, Fusiliers, Barnados.  Special thanks to the Welsh Ambulance Trust who funded this occasion for us and also came along and did some CPR and defib demos.