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Two new appointments at New Directions Social Care

New Directions Social Care has made two new appointments in support of continued growth within the organisation. Samantha Marriott joins the company as Social Care Manager and Keri Evans as a Recruitment Consultant at its Head Office in Cardiff. New Directions Social Care, part of the New Directions Group of award-winning companies, is a recruitment and training provider for the social care and associated sectors, working to place Mental Health, Children’s Residential, Learning Disability, Nursery,…


The EU Settlement deadline is approaching – 30th June 2021

EU_Settlement

As you’ll be aware, the UK left the EU in January 2021 and as a result free movement ended for EU/EEA Nationals who plan, or wish to continue, to live and work in the UK. If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen, you and your family can apply for FREE to the EU Settlement Scheme to continue living and working in the UK, however you must apply before the 30th June 2021. Find out more and start your application today. Already applied and…


Mindfulness and Wellbeing Webinar

Join us and Clare McRobbie for a Mindfulness and Wellbeing webinar. 16th February 2021 (or 3rd June - please see below)Time 1-3pmMicrosoft Teams Learn how to: Acknowledge the causes and signs of stress within workplace settings Understand  what mindfulness is and how it can help to support your wellbeing Explore the science behind mindfulness and how it can reduce stress and anxiety Learn a range of mindfulness techniques to improve and support wellbeing in your…


New Directions Christmas Food Bank Match Appeal

New Directions Food Bank Match Appeal

In response to the increased need for food bank donations across the country, New Directions introduced its Christmas Food Bank Match Appeal, and invited its clients and staff to tag or send in photos of their food bank parcels, to be ‘matched’ by an additional donation from New Directions. Customers from all companies within the New Directions Group were invited to take part and as a result we were overwhelmed by their contributions. Sophie Cecil,…


Calling all social care entrepreneurs… Do you work in social care, but new business ideas keep you awake at night?

Alternatively, do you own your own business yet still have that desire to make a difference in the care industry? No problem! You can do both! Working on supply with us at New Directions Social Care gives you the flexibility to work around other professional aspirations or commitments, whilst still developing a sustainable career in the care industry. Intrigued? Why not hear from two of our inspiring Support Workers, who have worked with us for…


Social Care at Christmas

We are well into the swing of December at ND Social Care. Our Christmas decorations are up, the festive jumpers are out, and we are opening our advent calendars. But aside from all this, Christmas has a different meaning for many of us working in social care. For the vulnerable people we work with, Christmas is a difficult time of year. Children living in poverty or in care may not receive Christmas presents like their…


Winter Challenges in Social Care

Winter is a time of festivities and celebrations, but it isn’t always an easy time of year for all. When most of us are enjoying some time off at Christmas with our families, Care Workers are working hard to provide vital support to those they care for, even if that means being away from their own families. Meanwhile, winter can also be a time of struggle for some of our service users at ND Social…


Local Hero – Rachel is an Ambassador for the Welsh Blood Service

Rachel Jones, Ambassador for the Welsh Blood Service

Many members of the New Directions family go above and beyond to give something back to their local community, which is why we feel the need to celebrate our Local Heroes. This month, we are shining the spotlight on our Receptionist, Rachel Jones, who first began working with New Directions in December 2015. Rachel took a brief career break to do charity work in Nepal before coming back to us in July 2019, and we…


Looking after your mental wellbeing – World Mental Health Day

10th October is World Mental Health Day – a global recognition day aimed at raising awareness of mental health issues, offering education and support, and encouraging us to talk more openly about our mental health. Although mental health issues can present themselves on any day of the year, this is a day when you can show your support to others and remind yourself to take care of your own mental wellbeing too. Mental health statistics…


Local Hero – Gareth Organises the Baker Cup

Baker Cup 2019

Last month, Gareth from the ND Social Care Cardiff branch played a starring role in organising a successful community fundraising event known as the Baker Cup, for the second time. We are extremely proud of Gareth for embodying the New Directions company value of ‘community’ both inside and outside the workplace. He strives to give something back to his local community and make a real difference to the lives of others, as demonstrated by his…