Winter/Spring Newsletter

Winter/Spring Newsletter
February 12, 2019 Sarah Green

It is now a year since we opened our offices at Llanfaelog Village Hall, probably the windiest spot in the area!

We have had many enquiries from people who require care, companionship and housekeeping services and we are gradually building up a great team of carers and companions who are working very hard all over the Island.  We need to recruit some more like-minded people who want to make a difference to other people’s lives.

We also have some live-in carers who live on the island who been working for some time now with our parent company the Bunbury Care Agency. So, if you need 24 hour care we can help.

Forthcoming Events

We are planning a series of events each quarter of the year from presentations to various organisations, volunteer groups and Charites along with monthly recruitment days for carers at our offices in Llanfaelog.  Specific details of dates and times can be found here and on Facebook, which is updated weekly.

22nd February– Age Cymru – Llangefni Town Hall

We are delighted to have been invited by ‘Age Cymru’ to make a presentations to the ‘Anglesey Forum for Older People’.  It will take the form of a small explanation of the services we can offer, along with an opportunity for you to ask questions.  I am keen to find out what people really need in respect of support and care on the Island. I am told that many people usually attend and am very much looking forward to meeting you all.  Doors open at 10am.

25th February – The Rotary Club, Anglesey – Trearddur Bay Hotel, 6pm

We will also be the ‘Guest Speakers’ at the at the Holyhead branch of the Rotary Club’s next meeting. This takes place at the Trearddur Bay Hotel at 6pm and will be a more detailed presentation about the state of Social Care and the problems we all face in providing support for our elderly relatives. As we are all aware people are living longer than ever before and most want to remain living in their own homes for as long as possible.  The presentation is called ‘The Sandwich Generation – Time to Talk’. Full details can be found here.

27th March – Women’s Institute at Rhosneigr Library

The local branch of the Women’s Institute meet every Wednesday at the Library in Rhosneigr between 2.30 – 4.30pm.  This group is called ‘Aunt Mary’s Tea Party’ and they have agreed for me to make a similar presentation to them.  As we have a house in Rhosneigr and stay there every other week, it will be nice to make the acquaintance of some more local people.

Recruitment

Recent reports in the press have highlighted, yet again, that the number of over 85 year olds needing round the clock care, is set to treble by 2035. Even worse, the number ofpeople over 65 needing 24-hour care is set to rise by a third. This reportwarns the care system is now definitely at breaking point.

This rapidly expanding group will have more complex care needs that are unlikely to be met adequately by the social care system. For example, long term conditions such as arthritis and the rise in obesity, let alone the many otherdiseases like cancer and Parkinson’s.

All this is very worrying information, so it is essential to recruit more experienced and caring people to look after our elderly generation.  We cannot help everybody, but we can make a difference to some people.

‘Charity of the Month’

As part of the parent company, Bunbury Care Agency’s 50thAnniversary, we launched a ‘Charity of the Month’ campaign last year, which has been very successful.  I would now like to extend this to similar charities and organisations, who are involved is supporting the elderly in their own homes on Anglesey.

This is a Facebook scheme, which means for every ‘Like, Share or Comment’ on Facebook, we will donate £1 up to a maximum of £100.We hope Age Cymru will benefit in February, the North Wales branch of the Anglesey Rotary Club in March and the North Wales Alzheimer’s Society in in April.

If you feel you can make that difference please do not hesitate to contact us on:
01407 883060 or email info@angleseyhomecare.co.uk.

Campaigning to help people remain living in their own homes

We are a home care agency based in Llanfaelog, Anglesey helping families predominantly on the island of Anglesey and North Wales, although we are nationwide.

Anglesey Home Care is part of the Bunbury Care Agency who is a member of the UKHCA (United Kingdom Home Care Association) and an associate member of SOLLA (Society of Later Life Advisers). SOLLA is the only association in the UK that can provide accredited financial consultants who can advise and assist people with the funding of elderly care.

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