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20th August 2013

Phone app to help Welsh care staff given thumbs up

A new phone app designed to help care professionals communicate in Welsh has been given the thumbs up by staff working in the social care sector.

The Caring Through Welsh  app is free to download to mobiles and tablets (currently only for Apple devices) and was designed by Swansea University and funded by the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol.

It was launched at the National Eisteddfod this summer and is already getting good reviews from professionals in the sector. Senior policy adviser for Care Forum Wales, currently a Welsh learner, said: "I've tried it and I'm impressed."

Her colleague, CFW policy adviser Melanie Minty, also welcomed the introduction of the app saying, "It should be really useful for nurses and care practitioners."

Voiced by S4C television presenter and Swansea University graduate Nia Parry, the app features the alphabet, numbers, and useful phrases and can be downloaded free of charge on any Apple device.

It was created in 2011 by Angharad Jones, a senior lecturer in biomedical sciences at the University's College of Human and Health Sciences.

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