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Social Care meets Good Care Month

Throughout July we celebrate Good Care Month, an initiative dedicated to enhancing  recognition of Social Care, thereby promoting career opportunities within the sector. Social care workers provide practical and emotional support to individuals, families, and communities to improve their well-being and quality of life. They can assist with household tasks, personal care, organising activities, and provide respite care. Social Care can change lives and enable individuals to live with dignity and independence. At New Directions,…

New Directions Health & Social Care joins The Priory in the continued support of 25,000 patients across the UK

Two people are sat down in The Priory and they're taking part in conversation.

Press release: New Directions Health & Social Care and renowned behavioural care provider, The Priory Group, have joined forces to help continue supporting the needs of more than 25,000 people with addiction disorders and other mental health conditions nationwide. The care services provider is working to recruit specialist support and nursing staff across England and Wales, in support of The Priory, which is well known for supporting patients with specialist Mental Health care across Britain.…

New Hafod partnership to support vulnerable people across Wales

A support worker from New Directions and Hafod provides social care support to a service user.

Press release: Hafod, a socially conscious provider of housing, care and support services, has partnered with New Directions Health & Social Care, who will draw on more than two decades of sector-specific experience to recruit for roles that will provide help vulnerable people in need of care. The Wales-wide partnership aims to populate a number of job vacancies that support people facing homelessness and other housing challenges, in addition job vacancies that provide care in…

Good Care Month: ‘I love my work’

A graphic for Good Care Month that shows a carer.

We’re celebrating Good Care Month in recognition of the amazing work of carers and the incredible contributions they make to our communities.  Kind and compassionate carers are at the heart of all care services, and their commitment makes a difference for Service Users and their families on a daily basis.  Our Care Workers have helped Ella Evans to reach her potential over the last 13 months. Ella, 19, has cerebral palsy and autism which affects…

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…