Carers needed to meet growing demand for care in RCT

A CARE provider that has recently taken on a 10-year framework to care for individuals in Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) is looking for new staff to help meet the growing demand for care in the area (January, 2017)

Abacare currently employs 130 staff in RCT and is looking for 30 more carers to join its expanding team.

Peter Angelides, CEO of the multi-award winning Abacare, which has recently been named Britain’s ‘Most Outstanding Care Agency’ for the third year running, said: “Last year (2016) we were awarded the 10-year framework to provide care in the RCT area, which has already been a huge success. We’re now providing 2,900 hours of care a week to elderly and vulnerable service users.

“We have recently recruited more than 35 new staff who have undergone training and are out there and caring for our service users, however the demand for care is continuously growing and our service user base is continuously expanding so we’re always on the lookout for kind and caring individuals who are looking for a career change and want to join us.

“No experience is necessary, just a willingness to care and to learn. Our company induction includes first aid, dementia awareness, health and safety, food safety, infection control, handling medication and moving and handling service users.

“There are lots of opportunities for internal advancement for all our team members who show commitment, reliability and true passion. We provide a great support network for all of our carers too. There is the potential for the right candidates to stay with us for the full 10 year contract and beyond.

“Anyone who joins us can reach QCF level 2, 3 and 5 with our support and we’re urging anyone thinking of changing their job, or getting back into the work force again, to get in touch as soon as possible and not to miss out on this fantastic career opportunity.”

Anyone interested in joining the team should call 01443 742645 or email Rctjobs@abacare.org.uk.