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Llanelli man carves out his future in finance

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JOHN KING, 32, from Llanelli, was a self-employed carpenter for a number of years.

In 2013, John made the hard decision to look for work as the stress of being self-employed as an independent contractor became too difficult.

During 2013, John was referred to South West Workways by Llanelli Jobcentre Plus. He was keen to try anything and was open to suggestions.

He worked closely with his mentor, Jake, and was put forward to gain his CSCS card, which would open up lots of construction opportunities.

John’s Mentor quickly sourced a vacancy with Green Deal Energy Assessors, based in Swansea, and John was given the opportunity of a temporary job opportunity and access to the training to become a qualified energy assessor.

At the end of the temporary ​job opportunity, John was offered a full time vacancy, where he worked for four years until the company terminated.

With the prospect of job seeking again, John and an old school friend, Ryan Stanton, who he worked with at Green Deal, decided to branch out and establish their own claims company. At the beginning of 2017 John and Ryan opened their own shop in Llanelli Town Centre, namely Cymru Claims.

Their aim is to change people’s perception of claim companies; the shop provides a place where people can pop in for a no obligation PPI check.

Having been open for six months now, the boys have helped lots of customers reclaim thousands of pounds back for clients from a number of high street banks.

John King said: “I was extremely grateful to Workways for the supporting me, after being self-employed for years I didn’t know where to turn. My Mentor re-built my confidence, helped me find work and still touches base with me to check on my journey. I am so happy now, we opened the shop earlier in the year, and we have gone from strength to strength. Ryan and I have so much job satisfaction from helping people reclaim what they’re owed. Thank you Workways.”

Cllr Emlyn Dole, Leader of Carmarthenshire County Council and Lead Member for Economic Development, said: “I’m delighted that Workways was able to support John when he decided that he wanted to move from self-employment into employment.

“He was able to regain his confidence, gain qualifications and a full-time job, and and now four years later has set up in business with a friend. John’s is a real success story and it’s great that he appreciates Workways’ contribution to what he has achieved.”

Workways+ is backed by £7.5m from the European Social Fund through the Welsh Government. The project is led by Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council in collaboration with Swansea, Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire and Ceredigion Councils.

To find out more information about Workways+, call 01639 684250 or visit www.workways.wales

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Global Litter Charity has announced the date of its next Welsh litter picking event

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Uocean project Carmarthenshire weekend clean up taking place on Saturday 25th September 21 at Pembrey Country Park

THE UOCEAN Project, part of the Vayyu Foundation, which has set itself the target of removing 1 billion kilos of waste from the world’s oceans by 2030, will be holding its next litter collection taskforce event at Pembrey Country Park  in Carmarthenshire.

Everyone is invited to join The UOcean Project volunteers and to make a difference by collecting litter, especially plastics, which are polluting our environment and ending up in the world’s oceans.  The UOcean Project has highlighted the dramatic increase in litter from plastic bags to face masks since lockdown restrictions were lifted, making it even more important to clean-up and reduce waste pollution. 

Chris Desai, head of The UOcean Project commented. “Picking up one plastic bottle or single use face mask may not appear to be significant, but at each event we are collecting many kilos of plastic because more and more individuals are joining our litter picking teams.

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The combined collections here and overseas are the only way to make a difference and start fighting back against pollution.” 

The UOcean Project organises litter pick-up teams who work across the UK, especially around coastlines, as well as internationally.  By organising volunteers into Chapters and providing them with the tools and equipment to pick up litter, they have already collected 53,000 kilos of waste which would have ended up in the seas.  

All volunteers are provided with the equipment needed to safely pick up litter so that it can be disposed of in the right way.  For more information about The UOcean Project please go to the website www.theuoceanproject.com

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Warning! Dangerous Valium circulating in Llanelli

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the drugs being distributed and used in the Llanelli area at present could be extremely dangerous

Warning! Dangerous Valium circulating in

POLICE are warning drug users in Llanelli to take extra care following information received that dangerous valium is circulating in the area.

A Dyfed-Powys Police spokesperson said: “We have reasons to believe that the drugs being distributed and used in the Llanelli area at present could be extremely dangerous for anyone taking them.

“We would also appeal to drug users to seek medical attention immediately should they become unwell.

“Please share this information with anyone that you believe could come into contact with these drugs.”

To seek advice and support, visit https://barod.cymru/where-to-get-help/west-wales-services/ddas-dyfed-drug-and-alcohol-service/

Please be aware that some services may operate an automated service outside office hours.

In an emergency, or if you think someone’s life is at risk, always dial 999.

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Parents warned to look out for respiratory illness in children

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RSV is a common respiratory illness which is usually picked up by children during the winter season

RESPIRATORY Syncytial Virus (RSV) is circulating amongst children and toddlers in the Hywel Dda area (Carmarthenshire, Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire)  

Hywel Dda UHB Medical Director and Deputy Chief Executive Dr Philip Kloer said: “Because of the COVID restrictions, there have been few cases of RSV during the pandemic, but this virus has returned and in higher numbers now people are mixing more.

“RSV is a common respiratory illness which is usually picked up by children during the winter season, and causes very few problems to the majority of children.  However, very young babies, particularly those born prematurely, and children with heart or lung conditions, can be seriously affected and it’s important that parents are aware of the actions to take.”

Parents are being encouraged to look out for symptoms of severe infection in at-risk children, including:

*a high temperature of 37.8°C or above (fever)

*a dry and persistent cough, difficulty feeding, rapid or noisy breathing (wheezing).

The best way to prevent RSV is to wash hands with soap and water or hand sanitiser regularly, dispose of used tissues correctly, and to keep surfaces clean and sanitised.

Most cases of bronchiolitis are not serious and clear up within 2 to 3 weeks, but you should contact your GP or call NHS 111 if:

  • You are worried about your child.
  • Your child has taken less than half their usual amount during the last two or three feeds, or they have had a dry nappy for 12 hours or more.
  • Your child has a persistent high temperature of 37.8C or above.
  • Your child seems very tired or irritable.

Dial 999 for an ambulance if:

  • your baby is having difficulty breathing
  • your baby’s tongue or lips are blue
  • there are long pauses in your baby’s breathing
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