Vacancy! WCD Young Carers Team Manager

WCD Young Carers Team Manager

SALARY: £26,260 per annum pro rata

HOURS: 21 per week

HOLIDAY ENTITLEMENT: 27 days pro rata plus statutory bank holidays

PENSION: 3%

BASED AT: Home with regular travel throughout Wrexham, Conwy & Denbighshire

 

  • Do you have a passion for enabling young people to get the most out of life?
  • Are you passionate about supporting young people to raise awareness and have a strong voice about issues that matter to them?
  • Do you love supporting your team to give person-centered, strength based support and achieve excellent standards?

 

If this describes you, then you have an exciting opportunity to lead and support our passionate and committed Outreach team to empower Young 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.

 

This post requires an enhanced DBS check with a children’s barred list check.

 

CLICK HERE for the Job Description and Person Specification

CLICK HERE for the Application Form

Deadline for applications is 9am on 21/2/2019 to hr@credu.cymru

Interviews will be on 27th February 2019 in Wrexham

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!

Youth Support Services Questionnaire

Youth support services in Wales

Estyn, the schools inspectorate in Wales, is doing some work looking at youth support services in Wales.

Estyn is keen to give all young people opportunities to contribute to this evidence base, and they have up a questionnaire for young people which will remain open until at least the end of October 2017. The survey was developed in consultation with Young Wales’ Young People’s Project Board.

The web link is here. http://www.smartsurvey.co.uk/s/youthsupportservices/

 

 

WCD Fun Day

WCD Fun Day

Well what a brilliant day we had at the Fun Day in Prestatyn, helped in no small part by the sunny, warm weather – how lucky we were!   I’m sure the BBC weather app on my phone is worn out with the number of times I checked it leading up to Thursday!

Over 100 Young Carers and their family members came along and enjoyed activities such as the climbing wall, outdoor games with Conwy Youth Service, drumming workshops, bouncy castle, art and crafts, activities with Dux from Honeypot, drama with the Denbigh workshop.  There were plenty of information stalls – The Welsh Ambulance Trust (who kindly sponsored the day), the Police and Fire Services, Royal Welsh Fusiliers, Barnardos and Opus Community Support Service.  Volunteers from Groundworks and WCD helped the day run smoothly.

Thanks to everyone involved in the day.  We’d love to get your feedback, including those who booked on but didn’t manage to attend on the day.  Please could you take a minute or two to complete the survey at:

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/WT79LR7

Hannah from the Salford Children’s Holiday camp provided a plentiful buffet lunch.  The camp is a great venue and they’d welcome support from the community, have a look at their website and Facebook page:

http://www.salfordbythesea.co.uk/                      https://www.facebook.com/pg/salfordbythesea/about/

We’ve already had loads of lovely comments from Young Carers and their families who came along.  Jo, who did an amazing job organising the day, summed it up: ‘Community events are all about bringing people together and nothing showed that better than seeing firemen playing on the swings in the play area and Fusiliers covered in glitter tattoos (we have photographic evidence!).’

Piloting Eventbrite for event bookings

We are delighted to be starting to use Eventbrite for our trips and event bookings. We are running our first pilot for the WCD Family Fun Day on 10th August. Our intention is to make the information much easier to share and link to, and to make the booking process smoother and paper-less where possible, which will be better for participants booking on, as well as for the team in the office!

Of course for people who can’t access Eventbrite we are retaining other ways to book – for example via the phone. We have just launched the first pilot today so we will be learning and adjusting our processes over the coming weeks. We hope you are as excited as we are about this new development! Watch this space.

Piloting Eventbrite for event bookings

WCD Family Fun Day Thursday 10th August

A warm invitation Family Fun Day invite is extended to all WCD Young Carers, their families and our partner agencies to come along and spend a fun day with the staff on 10th August 11.00 am to 3.00 pm in Prestatyn.  Transport will be provided (details to follow nearer the time but will be coaches from designated pick up points).  The day is kindly being funded by the Welsh Ambulance Service.

How to book: Fill in booking form Family Fun Day Booking form 2017 and return to FREEPOST CREDU or email info@wcdyc.org.uk

Venue: Salford Children’s Holiday Camp, 86 Victoria Road West, Prestatyn, LL29 7AG

New on the website: a guide to free mental health helplines

New on the website: a guide to free mental health helplinesWe have added a new link to the resources page Dealing With Specific Conditions, under the Mental Health section. Cassiobury Court have produced a useful guide to the variety of free mental health helplines that are available in the UK.

“Studies show that when you are faced with too many options, you are likely to take no action at all. To help address this problem, we outline exactly what each of these free helplines offers for people suffering from mental health problems. After you have read this guide, you will be in a better position when deciding which particular helpline or helplines to reach out to.

Free helplines provide you with someone to talk to when you are going through a crisis or when you just need somebody to talk to. Furthermore, many of these helplines are available 24 hours a day and 7 days a year, meaning you can contact someone when traditional ‘bricks and mortar’ services are closed.”

The guide is available directly here by following this link, as well as on the Conditions resource page.