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Welcome to Swansea Carers Centre
Welcome to Swansea Carers Centre
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`WE ARE RECRUITING’

Day Care Support Worker

DAY CARE CENTRE – Ty CONWAY

10 Hours a Week (£8.21 an hour)

Purpose of the post -To provide care and support to those attending Ty Conway Day Centre.

The Day Centre –

On arrival our visitors enjoy a hot drink and toast, followed by activities of their choice.   Lunch is a two course meal (choice between two main courses) with fruit juice and is served at 12.00 noon.  In the afternoon we offer hot drinks and cakes. A variety of activities are available at the day centre including  music, arts and crafts, quizzes, armchair exercises or just sitting and chatting.

This post is subject to a probationary period of 6 months and the successful applicant will be subject to an enhanced DBS check.

CVs will not be accepted.    Closing date: 10.00am May 24th

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Western Bay Nomination Form 1

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Swansea Carers Centre and Careers Wales are again organising a ‘Transition Roadshow’. This is an information marketplace to enable young people with disabilities, their parent carers and the professionals that support them to learn about all the choices and opportunities that are available to as they move from child to adult services. There will be information stands on education, supported work options and volunteering, adult day centre and support, social activities and parent carer information. The event will take place at the Waterfront Church on Langdon Road on Thursday the 25th October 2018 between 10am and 4 pm.

All welcome

Contact Angela 01792 653344
angela@swanseacarerscentre.org.uk
Deb 07766 998017
debra.carthew@careerswales.com
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Swansea Carers Centre works in partnership with Swansea Council, ABMU Health Board and the other Carers Organisations across the Western Bay region to inform and consult with Carers when they access health and local authority services. It is important for us to know how we are doing when it comes to providing that information? Feedback from Carers plays a vital part in monitoring the progress of this work so we want to know your views.

Below is a link to short survey – please could you just take a couple of minutes to complete the survey. It is confidential and no personal details are collected.
Many thanks for your help

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/BZBJM79

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Flying the Flag for Carers

We are delighted to have been chosen by the Social Flag project to have our flag flown from The Guildhall Rotunda Flagpole during Carers Week.

The Social Flag Project® is a collaboration between Swansea’s flag brand Flags by MrFlag.com and City & County of Swansea in association with the South Wales Evening Post. Representatives of these organisations and Swansea Carers Centre will all be in attendance on the 12th, and we hope you will consider joining us. This simple flag-raising event will take place outside on the Guildhall Rotunda and is an opportunity to be part of an innovative pilot aimed at benefiting local charities, good causes and social enterprises by using existing public facilities without additional cost to rate payers.

The South Wales Evening Post will be taking photos for a piece scheduled to be published in the following days. In addition we’ll have our own photographer taking photos and vox-pops which we’ll be using on our own website and social media platforms throughout the year.

Here’s our schedule for the day:

Social Flag Project®; raising the Swansea Carers Centre flag
Location: Guildhall Rotunda, Swansea SA1 4PE
Date: Monday, 12th June 2017

10:15 Charles & Jo Ashburner of the Social Flag Project® and MrFlag® arrive on site to be available to greet guests.
10:30 The St John Cymru-Wales Mumbles Division flag (currently flying on the Guildhall Rotunda flagpole) is lowered in preparation for new flag.
10:45 Representatives of Swansea Carers Centre and other guests arrive.
11:00 Photographs of attendees and supporters with Swansea Carers Centre flag (please ensure that you are on-site by this time if you wish to be part of the event photographs).
11:10 Swansea Carers Centre flag is raised on the Guildhall Rotunda flagpole.
11:30 End

Social Flag Flag

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Happy New Year to both carers and professionals working with carers.

The New Year has begun with exciting funding news.  

Click on the link to find out what new services we will be offering including funding from the Big Lottery to fund a ‘Celebration’ for carers during Carers Week (June 2017).  Watch this space.

With funding from the ABMU, Liz Rees has begun her new post covering Morriston, Cefn Coed, Gorseinon and Singleton Hospitals. Karen is still covering Morriston Hospital on a Thursday speaking to professionals about recognising carers as partners in care and also giving advice and information to carers visiting the wards and clinics. Click Here for details

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Welcome to Marilyn Morgan our new Finance & Facilities Officer.

“Hi I am Marilyn Morgan I am a mum of 3 grown up children and a grandmother and love spending time with my family.
I have been in Business Administration for 20 years and worked in the third sector the whole of my career. I previously worked for Shaw Trust and most recently with British Red Cross all of whom do wonderful work supporting people with a diverse range of needs.
I recently started with Swansea Carers Centre as Finance & Facilities Officer; I am quite excited about my role and the challenges ahead. I’ve heard wonderful things about the work of the the Carers Centre and how nice the staff and volunteers are. I am looking forward to getting to know and work with everyone here and hope I will soon become a part of the furniture and prove to be a valuable part of the cog that supports carers in Swansea.”

We would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year.  The Centre will reopen on Tuesday 3 January 2017.

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Carers Rights Day 2016

The Liberty Stadium Swansea.

On Friday 25th November , Carers Rights Day was held at the Liberty Stadium Swansea. Throughout the morning , carers listened to guest speakers including, Swansea Carers Centre Director, Janet John, Dr. Nina Williams and Taha Idris OBE. Carers had the opportunity to visit the information and advise stalls available at the event. The afternoon was followed by a performance by the ‘Singing Break project’ capture-3choir.capture-5

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The first Young Adult Carer Event ‘All About Me’ took place at the YMCA on 7 October. Laughter yoga, music, making face masks and bath bombs, a dinosaur and pizza! An afternoon of fun and relaxation for young adult laughter-yogaphoto1carers.

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On Thursday the 4th of August members of the Young Carers Project along with two Swansea Carers  staff went on a trip to Caswell Bay to try out surfing.

The group appreciated the opportunity to go somewhere that they wouldn’t usually go , and to have a break.

A young adult carer remarked that they had been looking forward to the trip because ” It is going to be the best day that I’ve had all week”

Lessons were booked with Gower Surfing LTD.The day was a success with a number of  the young carers saying they would go surfing again.surfing-photo

 

The Book Club in August was thrilled when Swansea author,  Tracy Rees came along to book club. We had recently read her new book ‘Florence Grace’ and we were all extremely excited to have Tracy along to explain the characters how she came to develop the story. Tracy also updated the group on what she has been up to and working on since we read her book ‘Amy Snow’.tracy-rees1 book-cover-2
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