Fish Friday courtesy of Yans Cardiff.

Yans fish and chipsIt’s not all doom and gloom in care homes. Tydraw Lodge were delighted to be treated by Yans Fish and Chips in Cardiff to a fabulous fish dinner – completely free – for all the residents and staff.Yans fish and chips

Yans unexpectedly brought it to the care home which was a tremendous surprise and was so appreciated by us all. Apparently the fish was donated to Yans and if we knew who who they were we would thank them too!

The wonderful gift created such a great evening in the home and everyone really enjoyed the fish feast!

Despite the lockdown the atmosphere in the homes is terrific with the staff passionately ensuring that all residents have the very best quality care. So far the home has managed to stay free of the virus after a very early lockdown.  We have managed to obtain PPE for everyone and even have supplies to wear outside when we visit supermarkets for example.  However we are in no way complacent as we continue to be vigilant at all times to look after our residents and staff.

Thanks again to Yans fish and chips.

Dawn Richardson Adult Nurse Practitioner joins the Lodges

Dawn Richardson Nurse The Lodges CardiffWe would like to welcome Dawn Richardson Adult Nurse Practitioner to the Lodges.

During these unprecedented times of the Covid-19 Pandemic we need to do our upmost to reduce the risk of infection within the Lodges. We have therefore decided to employ Dawn as our Nurse advisor and Nurse Practitioner. Dawn will be solely in charge of daily nursing duties that would previously have been performed by the District Nursing Team.

Dawn will Liase with the DN Team and GPs to ensure the service is safe and effective.. This will greatly reduce the footfall through the Lodges by outside agencies and therefore reduce the risk of spreading Covid-19.

Dawn will play a vital role in keeping our Residents and Staff safe and well.

Dawn Richardson RN: INP

Qualified as an Adult Nurse from University of Ulster 1991, Bsc Hons from Queens University Belfast 1997, Degree in Indépendant Nurse Prescribing 2006.
Experience: Orthopaedics/Accident and Emergency/DVT Nurse Specialist/Dermatology/Aesthetics

Nandos show their appreciation to our care staff – Thank you

Nandos show kindness to care home staff
Nandos rang us totally out of the  blue and asked if they could make a free delivery to our care home with lunches for all our staff.  This spontaneous gesture of appreciation for our very overworked staff was a wonderful surprise to us all and was really appreciated.
Nandos show kindness to care home staffWe have the most rigorous preventative measures in place within the homes. Staff were issued with hand sanitiser and gloves to use outside of work 5 weeks ago. We have had the strictest of protocols in place for 3 weeks.
The Lodges have been in business for nearly 40 years and during this period we have seen some very challenging times, but none more than at present. With such acts of kindness, as shown by the staff of Nandos, will ensure that we have the strength to get through this most difficult period.
Thank you Nandos!
Mary Cottrell MBA. 
Responsible Individual
Tydraw and Wentworth Lodges care homes

We are actively recruiting.

Whilst we are taking all government advice and ensuring our staff and service users, families and community are as safe as they can be with all possible measures in place, we have also got to make sure we have ample staff to work with us whilst those who cannot – who are maybe self isolating or showing symptoms. Therefore, we are strongly recruiting for the domiciliary care department, the care homes and nanny department. All have availability now, in the medium term and potentially also long term.

Please email with a CV, and an idea of hours you are available.