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Stress Awareness Month: Tips to tackle Stress

A lady meditates alongside a river.

Stress Awareness Month reminds us that stress is almost impossible to avoid. Even in pre-pandemic times, becoming overwhelmed and stressed by the demands of daily life was nothing new. Working in social care settings, many of us have a heavy load of work responsibilities and when these are partnered with family life and other commitments, it can be a juggling act that challenges personal well-being. Since 1992, Stress Awareness Month has taken place in April…


Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2022

The hand of a middle aged person is on top of the hands of an elderly person.

Parkinson’s Awareness Week 2022 is underway and there’s a whole host of educational activities for you to learn about Parkinson’s Disease. Established by Parkinson’s UK, this special initiative intends to raise awareness and support those living with Parkinson’s disease and their loved ones. At New Directions Health & Social Care, we feel it’s important to be aware of the facts about Parkinson’s disease and there’s no better time to familiarise yourself with them than now.…


Specialist recruiter appointed as New Directions Health and Social Care expand on its services to Nursing

Louise John explains the benefits of being an agency nurse

Press release: New Directions Health and Social Care has appointed a new specialist recruiter for Nursing as demand for its services in the sector continues to grow.  Louise John has joined the company as a Recruitment Consultant following the launch of its Nursing training and recruitment division late last year.  New Directions Health and Social Care, which has over 20 years of experience in the Care sector, expanded its services in November to provide recruitment…


New Directions joins urgent appeal for Ukraine aid

Two New Directions employees fill a car of Ukraine aid.

Staff from across the New Directions Group have joined an urgent appeal to help provide aid and emergency supplies for the people of Ukraine. Organised by sister company New Directions Education, our staff have donated a wide range of items to a collection organised by Risca Primary School and Maindee Primary School in Newport. The items will be driven to Ukraine by volunteers to help those in need. Read the full story here.


International Women’s Day 2022: Break the bias

A graphic that shows various people crossing their arms to 'Break the bias' on International Women's Day.

Every year on 8 March, International Women’s Day takes place to celebrate the achievements of women and to encourage us all to take action in support of gender equality.  Although International Women’s Day is 111 years old, the issues it highlights still very much exist in today’s modern society. Therefore, the mission remains the same: to forge inclusive work cultures where women’s careers thrive. New Directions is a leading specialist recruitment agency and an essential part of the…


Benefits of working as an agency Nurse

Louise John explains the benefits of being an agency nurse

At New Directions Health & Social Care, we have more than 20 years of recruitment experience and are experts in all aspects of agency work, so we know all about the benefits of being an agency Nurse. Our dedicated Recruitment Consultants know that agency Nurses work at the heart of our communities every day, where they make an immeasurable impact caring for our most vulnerable. Louise John, one of our expert Recruitment Consultants, explains the…


How to beat Blue Monday with Ryan Jones

Blue Monday typically takes place on the third Monday of January and it’s known as the saddest day of the year. Christmas has come and gone, our resolve for New Year’s resolutions are put to the test, the nights are still dark and it can feel like forever since the last pay day. So, what can we do about it? If you’ve woken up and started to think about your next opportunity, take a look…


New Directions Health & Social Care supports the Mr X Christmas Appeal

Mr X Christmas Appeal

As always, the run up to Christmas has been a time for giving at New Directions Health & Social Care as we provided a helping hand to a special charity. The Mr X Christmas Appeal is a charity based in South Wales that gives people the opportunity to buy presents for disadvantaged children. Read about how our team supported the charity to deliver presents to children who may have nothing else to open on Christmas Day. 


Meet the Nursing team: Q&A with Deb Carey

As a Nurse with 30 years of experience, Debra Carey brings a lot to the table as Clinical Lead with New Directions Health & Social Care.   Debra supports our agency Nurses in their training and development, drawing on her extensive knowledge and understanding of Nursing.  Read our Q&A to get to know Debra, find out about her career and the advice she has for agency Nurses…  Can you tell us why you would recommend agency Nursing?  “Agency working can be really valuable for…


Meet the Nursing team: Q&A with Sam Marriott

Samantha Marriott

One of the best advantages of being an agency Nurse with New Directions Health & Social Care is the opportunity to work with Sam Marriott, an industry-specific specialist with a passion for helping you to make the most out of your career.  Sam is always on hand to offer advice and guidance, using the insight and expertise she’s gained over the past six years of working in Nursing training and recruitment.  Read our Q&A with Sam and learn about her role to see how she can support yours…  Tell us about your role.  …