Month: October 2017

Hotel worker turned care agency boss shortlisted for national award

A former hotel worker who switched to a career in care after volunteering at a day centre for young people with disabilities is in line for a top national award. Noel Williams, 42, worked for a range of care providers and charities before founding his own care agency, Calon Lan Community Care Ltd, based in […]

End of summertime and the livin’ ain’t easy for Zoe

Spare a thought for Zoe Sheen when the clocks go back this weekend. She’ll have too much time on her hands when she has to change the time on all the clocks and watches at the F Hinds jewellers shop at Eagles Meadow in Wrexham. Zoe will have to adjust the store’s stock of around […]

We need to stop vilifying drugs victims and show more care and compassion

By North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones It costs around £65,000 to send somebody to prison in this country once police, court costs and all the other steps are taken into account. After that it costs a further £30,000 plus for each year they spend locked up. In the case of problematic drug […]

Disabled bride Sian determined to walk down the aisle on the big day

A woman with cerebral palsy is determined to get out of her motorised wheelchair to walk down the aisle to marry the sweetheart she met at the care home where they’re both residents. Sian Walley, 45, is tying the knot with ex-plumber Steve Ferrier, 55, on Sunday, October 29, after the love struck pair fell […]

Halloween fun in aid of children’s hospice

Ghouls, vampire and zombies are hoping to raise a coffin full of charity cash with a weekend of Halloween fun. Staff at the Frankie & Benny’s restaurant at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre in Wrexham are donning scary outfits for a weekend of horror-filled fundraising for children’s hospice Hope House. The organisation needs to raise […]

TV care worker in running for major award

A passionate care manager who featured in a Panorama documentary exploring the care of vulnerable people in their own homes is in the running for a top award. Menna Roberts, who is a full time carer for her disabled parents as well as an area manager for Bangor-based Cymorth Llaw Ltd, thrives on helping vulnerable […]

Jamie hailed as role model

A former homeless young man who used to bed down in a cave on the Great Orme above Llandudno has been hailed as a role model after turning his life around. Jamie McAdam, 29, from Rhyl, spoke movingly about the nightmare of living on the streets and suffering the humiliation of being urinated on by drunks […]

Social enterprise will create 10 new jobs after landing £5m contract

An award winning social enterprise has landed a £5 million maintenance contract that will create at least 10 new jobs. Creating Enterprise, which became the first organisation of its kind in Wales when it began operating two and a half years ago, will be looking after 4,000 properties managed by housing association Cartrefi Conwy. The […]