Newport City Council
Newport is a cathedral and university city in south east Wales. Newport has been a port since medieval times, when a castle was built by the Normans. Until the rise of Cardiff from the 1850s, Newport was Wales’ largest coal-exporting port. It was the site of the last large-scale armed insurrection in Britain, the Newport Rising of 1839 led by the Chartists.
During the 20th century, the docks declined in importance, but Newport remained an important manufacturing and engineering centre. It was granted city status in 2002 and even hosted the Ryder Cup in 2010. Newport is surrounded by beautiful landscapes including the Wye Valley, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty; the undulating Vale of Usk, famous for its salmon fishing; the Brecon Beacons National Park and Forest of Dean – both less than an hour’s drive from Newport.
HomeCareDirect can help you arrange your own care at home by working in partnership with Newport City Council and we’d love to talk to you about this so please get in touch with us to find out more – you can also check the Newport City Council website for more details on their work with health and social care.