Recently we have been taking the Speak UP project to more care homes in the region. We have a presence in all three counties: Conwy, Denbighshire, and Gwynedd.

After a pilot scheme run over the Winter months we have refined the programme somewhat, and starting early March 2017 another cycle of Care Home visits by our volunteers is under way. There has been a lot of positive feedback from care home staff and residents alike, and now we are looking forward expanding the project in the coming months.

BBC News has recently run an article on its website about this most vexing of topics, a social tragedy hidden from view.

You will find the article, “Home care firms in Wales facing ‘desperate’ pressures”, at

What do you think? Has it affected someone you know? Do you or do they need help or advice? Let us know.