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Momentous achievements for local care company

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care in hand1A PEMBROKESHIRE company is blazing a trail for care workers in Wales by becoming the first of its kind to offer the Living Wage to its staff.

Care in Hand, the care and nursing provider, has not only been accredited as the first Living Wage employer in Pembrokeshire, but is also the first in the care sector in Wales!

The Living Wage is an hourly rate that is set independently and reflects the basic cost of living in the UK. It is currently set at £7.65 per hour – £1.34 above the UK government’s Minimum Wage.

Now a call has gone out to other care sector firms to follow Care in Hand’s example and increase their wages to staff.

Living Wage Foundation director, Rhys Moore hailed the company’s accreditation as a Living Wage employers as ‘a huge step for the care sector in Wales’.

He added: ‘We hope that the leadership Care in Hand has shown will encourage others in the industry to consider how they support low-paid employees.

Care in Hand Award Carers are traditionally some of the lowest-paid employees in the workforce, despite the work undertaken being some of the most vital in our society.’

Delan Umanee, Managing Director of Care in Hand, commented:’During our 10th anniversary year we really wanted to do something special to reward the commitment and hard work of our carers. We believe that this accreditation will make a genuine and lasting difference to our carers’ standard of living. Plus our clients can feel reassured that we are looking after the people who they rely upon for support and care.’

More than one in five people in Wales is paid less than the Living Wage, according to The Living Wage Commission report, June 2014. This means that 237,000 employees in Wales – 22% of the workforce – were paid less than £7.65 an hour.

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A40 closed at Scleddau due to collision between car and motorbike

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EMERGENCY SERVICES have shut the A40 at in Scleddau due to a serious road collision.

The accident happened just before 2pm. The Herald understands that the collision involved a motorcycle and car at a junction near The Gate Inn public house.

Police said: “Emergency services are currently on scene and dealing with the incident. Please find an alternative route if possible. Update to follow.”

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Moley’s Ambassador March to support those who have lost a child

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ON SATURDAY (Jun 19), Andrew Cole (aka Moley) will set off on a 24 hour walk around Pembrokeshire with the aim of doing as many miles in as little time as possible. 

Moley is proud to have recently been made ambassador of the charity ‘2 Wish UponAa Star’ an organisation dedicated to supporting families that have lost a child under 25 years of age.

He will be setting off at 6am in the morning from Neyland and walking all day and night, finishing at 6am the following morning.

2 wish upon a star was set up by Rhian Mannings, who set up the charity after losing her own son.

By celebrating the lives of those lost, and offering support to families through their grief; Rhian and her team offer an essential service to the community and those families who have suffered the devastation of losing a loved one.

Appealing for support from the people of Pembrokeshire he said: “Please give generously to support the wonderful work of Rhian and her team. Also, if you happen to see me in the day, feel free to give me a beep of encouragement’

“If you would like to donate to Moley, and support the charity, you can visit his JustGiving page.”

https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/moleycole

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Lifeboats and chopper in major air sea rescue off the coast of Tenby

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TWO RNLI lifeboats from both Tenby and Angle stations have been launched to assist a coastguard helicopter which has been scrambled from MOD St Athen.

It is understood that a search for a missing person or persons is underway.

Paged this morning: Angle Lifeboat is currently involved in the search south of Tenby

The alarm was raised before 10am this morning (June 18).

Tenby’s Y-boat is also involved in the operation, The Herald understands.

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Rescue underway: Coastguard chopper position at 1030HRS on Friday, Jun 18 (Pic MarineTraffic)
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