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The new £4 million Canolfan Goffa Ffestiniog, health and social care centre in Blaenau Ffestiniog has today been officially opened by Health Secretary Vaughan Gething. The changes to the services in the Blaenau Ffestiniog area were made following engagement and public consultation. The Health Board has worked with partners and…
A social worker from Denbighshire has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers in Wales after a fitness to practise hearing found her fitness to practise was impaired. Patricia Reid was accused of failing to maintain professional boundaries with some of the vulnerable people she worked with and…
An adult care home manager from Prestatyn, has been removed from the Register of Social Care Workers after a Social Care Wales hearing found her fitness to practise was impaired. The hearing heard that Kathleen Duffy told staff to take cash payments for residents’ fees to her home while she…
The founder of a pioneering service believed to be the first of its type in the UK dedicated to tackling men’s mental health issues says similar schemes nationwide would “help save the NHS millions.” Andy Matthews established a support group for men with mental health problems in 2014 at KIM…
A new resource to raise awareness about dementia and created by school pupils at Ysgol Pentreuchaf, is to be launched as part of a celebration of the innovative ‘Auntie Glenda’ project. This takes place at Bangor University’s stand at the National Eisteddfod next Tuesday, August 8. Dementia is a major…
Ninety people who are living with dementia and their carers from across north Wales, have contributed to new research findings which have shown that personalised cognitive rehabilitation therapy can help people with early stage dementia to significantly improve their ability to engage in important everyday activities and tasks. The large-scale…
Wrexham County Borough Council is to produce an improvement plan for its children’s services in response to a new inspection report published by the Care and Social Services Inspectorate Wales (CSSIW) this week. Inspectors found that the local authority has recently improved its information and advice service in response to…
A new ‘sensory’ garden to benefit dementia patients at Deeside hospital is now open. The garden underwent a dramatic transformation in three days in a ‘Groundforce’ style makeover project. The project was driven by Matron Cheryl Froom and Deborah Fogg, dementia support worker at Deeside hospital. Debbie said: “The garden…
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