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One in four adults experience mental health difficulties in any given year, and mental health issues account for the largest single cause of disability in the UK. The NHS has pledged to invest more than one billion pounds to transform mental health care across the UK. Bangor University has responded…
Amy Speakman began volunteering at her local Barnardo’s shop as part of her college course, hoping to gain some life skills and valuable work experience. But she made such an impression at the children’s charity shop in Connahs Quay in Flintshire, North Wales, that she was offered a paid job…
A Wrexham residential child care worker has been given a two-year suspension order for failing to hand over cash donations for the Nightingale House Hospice charity within a reasonable timescale. Samantha Clarke received the suspension order after a three-day Care Council Fitness to Practise hearing at Beaufort Park Hotel in…
People in North Wales who need treatment for an injury can now get up to the minute information on waiting times at the regions Minor Injuries Units and Emergency Departments. Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board has teamed up with the University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust who have developed…
A paedophile police chief who escaped justice for 30 years has died less than two months into his 12-year jail term for sex crimes against two boys. Former Superintendent Gordon Anglesea, 79, used his position and "connections with authority" to molest his two victims, while running a "naughty boy school"…
A scheme aimed at helping police to locate missing adults is being piloted by North Wales Police, in partnership with Conwy County Borough Council. The scheme, named the Herbert Protocol after a former soldier who suffered from dementia, has already been launched in Swansea, Neath Port Talbot and Gwent and…
A retired police chief who won £375,000 damages after being branded a paedophile by newspapers has been jailed for 12 years for historical sex crimes against two young boys. Former superintendent Gordon Anglesea, 79, used his position and "connections with authority" to molest his two victims, while running a "naughty…
People living with dementia, their families and carers are being invited to join with professionals who support people with dementia in the health service, commercial and third sectors and with experts researching the condition, in a new network of groups across North Wales. The newly established groups intended to provide…
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