Wednesday, 22 April 2015

Living Well with Dementia Through the Arts Conference

Connecting Learners and Cartrefi Cymru are delighted to announce they delivered a fantastic presentation at the Living Well with Dementia Through the Arts Conference at Bangor University on 21/4/15.

The day was attended by nearly 100 delegates, including neurodegenerative professors, academic researchers, arts practitioners and colleagues from the care sector.

Morwenna, Hilary, Bridget and Hayley were on hand to demonstrate their new Creative Wellbeing and Memory Boxes and talk to delegates about the brilliant work which Cartrefi Cymru and Connecting Learners do together.

Following presentations by Professor Bob Woods, Age Cymru and the Dementia Services Development Centre, Bridget, Hilary and Mo took to the stage to discuss their new half-day awareness courses. During their presentation they talked about the importance of meaningful activities for people living with dementia, as well as sharing some of their personal experiences and running creative writing and music-making activities.

During his summing up of the conference, Professor Bob Woods said, ‘If there’s one thing I will take away from today, it’s Morwenna’s story of the positive effect reminiscence has had on her father’s dementia.’  

Well done to everyone involved, it was a wonderful day which showcased Connecting Learners and Staff Development’s fantastic work!

Thursday, 29 May 2014



 Come and join as for Workshops, Tai Chi and Indian massage

Dan Straen!!
Dewch i ymuno ag ar gyfer Gweithdai, Tai Chi a thylino
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connecting.learners @ neu ffoniwch 01248 363 175/176 i
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so please or phone 01248 363 175/176 to book a place.

Friday, 2 May 2014

FULLY-FUNDED Bangor University training

Health & Wellbeing at Work

A fantastic opportunity” are the words Janine Bennett and Tess Horobin used to describe their palliative level 4 training course at Bangor University.  Janine and Tess have made the 342 mils return journey from Trealaw to Bangor in order to access the fully funded and university accredited training. “We have gained so much knowledge from just one day that we can't wait to go again

The university has provided the training, travel, accommodation and food for free. 

Janine and Tess saw the incredible courses available on the health and wellbeing at work programme and both jumped at the chance to enrol not only to improve their skills but to enable them to provide the best care and service for everyone they support in Cartrefi Cymru.

Both Janine and Tess will continue to attend the courses in North Wales, which we see them travelling thousands of miles over the next few weeks however despite their marathon the ladies have no hesitation in recommending the training and would urge anyone who is interested in any of the remaining courses sign up and take up the same learning opportunities as they have. If interested please contact or