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Care & Repair Awareness week….

a number of local events have taken place this week in Newport to mark Care & Repair Week in Wales. An information stand at the local Sainsbury’s supermarket in Shaftsbury attracted many visitors.  They were provided with general information on the services available locally, together with crucial information for those who may be worried about […]

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Newport Care & Repair accepted onto ‘Be Gas Safe’ awareness programme…

Newport Care and Repair have been successfully accepted onto the ‘Be Gas Safe’ Programme aimed at reducing carbon monoxide poisoning amongst the most vulnerable people in the community. Managed by RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) and on behalf of the Gas Safe Charity, the campaign will look to increase the awareness of […]

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‘There’s no place like home’: new report from Care & Repair Cymru…

A new report, “There’s no place like your own Home’,  commissioned by Care & Repair Cymru has been researched and written by Sally Davison and is now available to view on their website at:- http://www.careandrepair.org.uk/theres-no-place-like-your-own-home/ The report launched at Care & Repair’s Annual Conference on 20th September 2012 aims to highlight:- What Care & Repair is and how […]

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Newport Rapid Response Programme saves over £4.8m

A programme which has enabled over 4900 older people in Newport to remain living independently and safely in their own home has helped save the NHS and social service budgets in Wales over £100 million since it was set up in 2002. The Rapid Response Adaptation Programme (RRAP) was introduced and funded by the Welsh […]

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Handyperson service expands

Newport Care & Repair have recently agreed a service level agreement with Newport City Council which will see an expansion of its handyperson service. This will see the Care & Repair agency helping many more older people, aged over 65, who need someone they can trust to carry out odd jobs at low cost. The […]

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£2.094M allocated for rapid response programme

Care & Repair have welcomed the news that for the second successive year, the Rapid Response Adaptations Programme (RRAP), delivered by Care & Repair agencies across Wales, has been protected in full. The funding of £2.094million will be used to provide small adaptations to allow older people to remain living independently and safely in their […]

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Care and Repair’s 25,000th customer!

Newport Care & Repair Agency have this month achieved the impressive milestone of helping their 25,000th client since their launch 12 years ago. As well as being presented with a bouquet of flowers, the lucky client, Mrs Gwyneth Bowen, also won the services of the Care and Repair handyperson for the day. Mrs Bowen, aged […]

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Callum enjoys his stint as Care and Repair Handyman!

Hartridge School Year 10 pupil, Callum Short, recently enjoyed a week’s work experience as Peter “the handyman” Hargreaves’ sidekick. In order to get the most out of his work experience, 15 year old Callum and his Placement Manager, Phil Arnold, discussed what Callum hoped to gain from his experience and together agreed a set of […]

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Care and Repair week kicks off in Newport!

Newport Care & Repair Agency will this week be marking national Care & Repair week in Wales with an offer of a ‘free handyperson for a day’ to their 25,000th customer since launching 12 years ago. Phil Arnold, Agency Manager said “The aim of the week is to raise awareness of the Care and Repair […]

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New national telephone number for Care and Repair

Ruth Marks, the Older Persons Commissioner for Wales, launched a new national telephone number for Care & Repair at the recent National Eisteddfod in Blaenau Gwent. This new number – 0300 111 3333 – will geographically route the caller to their local Care & Repair Agency in Wales. The Commissioner said “The importance of supporting […]

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