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Pledging our commitment to becoming dementia friendly

Both ourselves and Derwen have this week launched our commitment to becoming dementia friendly organisations at an event held at our Exchange House office. When a person with dementia finds that their mental abilities are declining, they often feel vulnerable and in need of reassurance and support. The people closest to them;  including their carers, friends […]

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Care and Repair launch first charity calendar in partnership with British Gas

A charity which helps older people in their homes has launched its first calendar to raise funds to help more people live independently at home. The calendar features beautiful photographs of Wales which were chosen through a competition run with charity staff, families and friends. It was produced with support from British Gas and all […]

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Care and Repair Cymru calls for people across Wales to `Knit Together’ to keep older people warm this winter.

  Care and Repair Cymru are holding a sponsored knit to raise funds for a hardship fund to help older people to keep warm this Winter. This month we have launched our Fighting Fuel Poverty campaign to highlight the fact that cold weather can be a killer for older people. An estimated 140,000 pensioner household […]

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Betty welcomes two Ministers and the Presiding Officer for tea and a chat!

Recently  the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty; Lesley Griffiths AM, Presiding Officer; Dame Rosemary Butler AM and the Minister for Environment and Sustainable Development John Griffiths AM,  dropped in on Newport Care & Repair client Betty Probert to hear about the significant impact the Agency and its services have had on her life. Accompanied […]

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What a month for Care & Repair

It has been a month of celebration and change at Care and Repair with ministerial visits, celebrations, a new Agency Manager and if that’s not enough, a move back to Exchange House.  Welcome home Care and Repair ! The Agency celebrated its 15th year of assisting the older and most vulnerable people in Newport, with a […]

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Minister announces £6m to help older people live independently in their home

A £6 million investment to help older people in Wales live independently in their own home, has been announced by the Minister for Communities and Tackling Poverty, Lesley Griffiths. The continued Welsh Government funding supports the essential work of the Care and Repair service, which provides adaptations, such as ramps, handrails, and safety alarms, to […]

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Care and Repair helping ‘nans and grampies’ all over Wales

It’s Care & Repair week and charitable body, Care & Repair Cymru (CRC), has a simple message for older homeowners up and down Wales.  If you are worried about living in poor housing, “we can help you”.  (Click on http://youtu.be/14rckn757QM to see CRC’s new video supporting their ‘helping nans and grampies..’ campaign) With this positive message firmly in […]

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Care and Repair strengthen their Board

Newport Care and Repair Agency, an organisation dedicated to helping older people  live safely and securely in their own homes, have unveiled three high-profile Board members, with a vast experience of working with older people, to further strengthen the Agency’s ability to expand it’s services for older people in Newport.   Ruth Marks, formerly Wales’ […]

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People in Newport urged to prepare now for winter

 While temperatures in July look set to be warm, npower’s Health Through Warmth team in Newport is urging local residents to get prepared for the colder months ahead. Even though winter may be far from many people’s minds, the scheme’s advice is to check your heating now to ensure it is working and reduce the […]

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Welsh Government provides funding for Care & Repair agencies

The Minister for Housing and Regeneration, Carl Sargeant, has today announced funding of £4.65 million for Care & Repair services so that they can help older people in Wales to repair, improve and adapt their homes, and a further £2.09 million for the Rapid Response Adaptations Programme. Care & Repair is a charitable body providing […]

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