Health and Social Care Students from Coleg Cambria recently attended a workshop about the importance of the Welsh Language within the care sector.
The workshop was held at the college’s Welsh language centre, CAMU, and was part of a project aimed at raising awareness of the need for Welsh language skills in the workplace.
Over 30 students attended the workshop which involved presentations from practitioners in the health sector.
Guest speakers included Dr Meilyr Emrys from the Welsh Language team at the Betsi Cadwaladr University Health Board, Glain Vaughan-Evans who is in her second year studying Nursing at Bangor University and Sandie Grieve from The Care Council for Wales.
All three talked about the importance of using the Welsh Language with patients and within the health profession.
Sandie Grieve also talked about the scheme ‘More than Just words’ which is a framework to ensure that the Health Service is accessible to Welsh Speakers by implementing the principles of the ‘Active Offer’ where patients can expect a Welsh medium Service without having to ask, and ensuring a bilingual workforce for the future.
Dr Meilyr Emrys added: “It was a pleasure to be part of this workshop and great to see a number of students asking for additional Welsh lessons at the end of the session.”