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Welcome to Swansea Carers Centre
Welcome to Swansea Carers Centre
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After a troublesome few months our website is now up and running and now we can start updating our Blog!

GroupMarch ended with two new groups starting at the Carers Centre – Knitting group and Bead making.  The Bead making group is run by Debbie Fillis who kindly provides the bead making equipment.

The knitting group has attracted knitters of different abilities coming together to knit, share patterns and expertise as well as socialising together.

New staff – We are delighted that we have recruited new staff members who will be in post from May.

They are: Richard  Chiplin – Finance Officer     Alex Atkins – Young Adult Carer Project Manager

Ruth Hegarty – Young Adult Carer Worker        Daniel Mathias – Advocacy Administrator

Charlotte Dyer – Advocacy Worker.  We look forward to them joining our team.

Life Skills 2 Project

This project will provide tailored and confidential support and information on learning, training and employment opportunities to unpaid carers aged 25+.  The project will offer friendly 1 to 1 advice and information, career guidance, form filling and help with job applications, CV writing skills and interview practice, Skills assessments and help finding the right job plus volunteering opportunities.  If you are a carer aged 25+ then contact emma@swanseacarerscentre.org.uk or marta@swanseacarerscentre.org.uk

First Aid training

Staff and volunteers attended a 1 day Emergency First Aid training course at Alpha Training. Some of the staff were renewing their certificates whilst others had never attended 1st Aid training before. Everyone agreed it was an informative day with plenty of opportunity to practice those tricky bandages and, of course, CPR using the Annie dolls!Caroline CPR Karenza bandaged

 

 

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Unfortunately we had our site hacked at the end of November and therefore we have been unable to post anything in our Blog.  The site is now back to normal but please bear with us if some of the links are still not working.

December began on a really positive note.  Our funding bid to Carers Trust to continue the Young Adult Carers project has been successful, this means that we will have a 14hr project manager post and a youth worker post from April 2016 for 18 months.

One of the most entertaining events so far this month has been the beginning of a ‘twinning’ project with Cork Carers.  The aim of the project is for carers on both sides of the Irish Sea to become ‘pen pals’ via Skype and Facebook.  Our first link with Cork was entertaining, they were very engaging and we even ended up with a sing a long! We look forward to maintaining this relationship!

Project Cariad, our Lottery funded training and development project organised the ‘Ballroom Blitz’ at Hazel Court just before Christmas.  With the help of ‘TAN Dance’ carers danced, jived, waltzed around Hazel Court.  It was brilliant!