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  • Locked down care home residents get creative 

Police boss urges public to join fight against “hidden” crime of modern slavery

A police boss is urging the public in Wrexham to join the fight against modern slavery and human trafficking. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner is asking people to keep their eyes peeled and report any suspected cases of exploitation. Mr Jones, a former police inspector, made the plea at an event held at the […]

Furious care home staff call for Tesco boycott over shopping ban

Furious care home staff are calling for a boycott of Tesco after they refused to allow them to shop there during the special NHS time slots. Disgusted Senior care practitioner Ria Roberts, a 34-year-single mum who works for the Pendine Park care organisation in Wrexham, blasted the “lack of respect” shown to them by the […]

Care home residents are being treated like “collateral damage”

A social care leader has warned that more elderly and vulnerable care home residents will die because they are being treated like “collateral damage” in the war against the corona virus. Mario Kreft MBE, the chair of Care Forum Wales which represents nearly 500 independent social care providers, is calling for “vision and leadership” from […]

 Business leaders’ call to plug the gaps in support to survive Coronavirus crisis

Business leaders are calling for more urgent support for companies and the self-employed in North Wales so they can survive the corona virus crisis. The North Wales Mersey Dee Business Council, the regional umbrella body for the private sector has written to the Westminster and Cardiff Bay governments saying it was imperative to act quickly. […]

Victims of domestic violence urged to seek help during coronavirus lockdown

A police boss is urging victims to domestic abuse to seek help during the coronavirus lockdown. North Wales Police and Crime Commissioner Arfon Jones is concerned there could be an increase in domestic violence as families are thrown together by work closures and business shutdowns. Mr Jones, a former police inspector, has made the fight […]

North Wales builder joins fight to end modern slavery in construction

A fast-growing North Wales construction company has signed up to the fight against modern slavery in the building trade. Brenig Construction, based in Mochdre, Colwyn Bay, which has an annual turnover of £11 million and £40 million of work on its order books, is active across North Wales and into Cheshire. The company, who are […]

Care organisation appeals for volunteers to tackle coronavirus crisis

A leading care organisation is appealing for former nurses and other staff to volunteer to help them beat the coronavirus epidemic threatening the residential care sector. Pendine Park looks after 450 residents at its eight homes in Wrexham and Caernarfon, employs over 800 staff and has been in business for over 30 years but director […]

Llay football team net huge financial boost thanks to group treble

A LLAY football club has netted a huge financial boost for their ambitious ground improvement plans after a hat trick of generous donations from construction firms. Llay Miners Welfare FC, the club which produced former Wrexham and Spurs striker Chris Armstrong, is planning a new enclosure for their ground which would move them closer to […]

Bakery boss thanks “brilliant” staff after doubling bread production

A bakery boss has paid tribute to the workforce for the way they doubled bread production in the wake of the panic buying caused by the coronavirus outbreak. Robin Jones, managing director of the Wrexham-based Village Bakery, revealed staff were working 12-hour shifts to keep up with the spiralling demand, particularly for bread and rolls. There […]

Pioneering artist Sarah still drawn to care after 25 years

Wales’ first ever care home artist in residence is celebrating a quarter of a century in the ground-breaking role. Talented Sarah Edwards was engaged as a consultant by the Pendine Park care organisation by arts loving owners Mario and Gill Kreft in 1995. Since then Sarah’s has supported the development of award-winning enrichment programmes at […]