Much Needed Community Benefits Contribution

Over £6.3 million has been generated to the Welsh economy by Care in Hand in just one year. The staggering figure has been revealed by CiH managing director Delan Umanee, following statistics he recently supplied to Pembrokeshire County Council. The council's Community Benefits Measurement Tool, completed annually by CiH, covers the 12 months between September 1, 2015 to August 31, 2016.

Information on contract values, spending on local suppliers, the number of unemployed people hired and money invested in staff were all taken into account to produce the total figure of £6,302,118.

Said Delan: "We are very proud to have been able to have made such a substantial contribution to the economy of Wales.

"Amongst the factors which have helped us to reach this figure are the retention of 211 employed staff and the recruitment of 62 people who were previously out of work.

"We have also enabled staff members to start - and complete - 45 apprenticeship opportunities." Praise for CiH has come from local MP Simon Hart.

Said Mr Hart, member for Carmarthen West and South Pembrokeshire: "Care in Hand is now one of the larger employers in Pembrokeshire, employing more than 200 people and providing important apprenticeship opportunities.

"As well as being a vital source of revenue for local workers there are also many families in Pembrokeshire who depend on their carers' dedication and support."