Month: January 2018

Cheers! Care home residents raise a glass of their own beer in their pop-up pub

A care organisation has come up with its own unique brews so residents can enjoy a tipple at their own pop-up pub. Wrexham-based Pendine Park commissioned Bragdy Dinbych, a micro-brewery, in Denbigh, to create two special beers, called Pobli Bobli and Pobli Wobli. The pop-up pub, the Pendine Arms, means residents can enjoy a pint […]

Anwyl Group receives prestigious RoSPA Gold Medal award

Flintshire-based Anwyl Group is the winner of a Gold Medal in the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (RoSPA) Awards 2017. Over recent years, the Ewloe-based construction company has successfully achieved five consecutive gold awards from RoSPA which has resulted in it being presented with a prestigious Gold Medal. Open to businesses and organisations […]

Cannabis vote is a victory for common sense and compassion, says police boss

A Senedd vote in favour of making cannabis available on prescription to ease pain has been hailed as “victory for common sense and compassion” by a police boss. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones spoke out after a majority of Assembly Members backed calls for cannabis for medicinal uses to be legalised. Mr […]

Bakery man Tom rises to challenge in memory of much-loved grandparents

A bakery worker has been inspired by the memory of his much-loved grandparents to raise money for a hospice by taking part in a half marathon. Thomas Kellaway, 25, from Buckley, is in training for the annual Village Bakery Half Marathon in Wrexham which is expected to attract a record entry of 2,000 runners from […]

Inspirational care boss wins national award

A Cwmbran woman who has been making a difference to the lives of vulnerable people for 20 years has won national recogniton. At a ceremony in City Hall, Cardiff, Leigh Miller received a silver award in the 2017 social care “Oscars”, the Wales Care Awards. The awards are organized by Care Forum Wales to recognize […]

Opening of new foreign exchange creates three new jobs in Wrexham

One of Britain’s largest foreign exchange providers has counted out three new jobs with the opening of its first North Wales branch in Wrexham. The launch of the latest Eurochange at the Eagles Meadow Shopping Centre marks the company’s 151th branch across the UK, and its fifth in Wales after two in Cardiff alongside others […]

Urgent need for more care homes to avoid “social care timebomb”

A social care leader says there’s an urgent need to build more new care homes in Wales to cater for the boom in the over 85 population. But, according to Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales, the number of care homes is declining instead of going up, a situation he describes as […]

Caring Gayle is as good as gold

A care worker was doubly delighted when she struck gold at an awards ceremony. According to Gayle Thomas, from Llangennech, near Llanelli, being honoured at the Wales Care Awards was not only a personal success but a recognition for group of care workers who rarely grab the limelight. The event organised by Care Forum Wales […]