We’re raising awareness for Carers Week

A campaign to help raise awareness for carers from all over Wales and the important role they play will take place next month (June, 2018).

Carers Week, which takes place from June 11 until 17, highlights the impact of caring on daily life and encourages the public to think about whether they could manage a caring role.

Each year we get involved with the Carers Week campaign as it focuses on how the UK’s current carer population is coping and how effectively they are being supported by the Government.

It also highlights the growing numbers of carers and investigates if the wider population is prepared for future caring responsibilities.

Becoming a carer can significantly impact a person’s life. The campaign will help those already in the industry to make sure they are accessing all the practical and emotional support they need to care safely and look after themselves.

We recognise the hard work and dedication our social care workers put into their jobs.

We believe it’s extremely important to offer any support that our carers might need. If they are finding things particularly stressful we have members of staff who they are welcome to talk to and discuss any problems with.

We value our team hugely and would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to them for all of their hard work.

We are keen to support Carers Week as we believe it is crucial to highlight the importance of carers within the Abacare team as well as those around the UK.

We’re always looking for caring, honest and reliable individuals to join our team. No experience is necessary to become a carer as we offer free, full training, which includes a company induction, first aid, information on dementia, health and safety, food safety, infection control, handling medication and moving and handling service users, with the opportunity to achieve Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) after the initial six months probationary period.

New recruits are given free uniforms, access to national staff discount scheme for all major brands as well as 28 days paid holiday, paid travel between calls and paid mileage.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone who is looking for a career or someone who just fancies a bit of a change. Being a carer is an extremely rewarding job and you get to meet lots of wonderful people too.

We’re also offering FaceTime or Skype interviews to candidates in order to meet the demands of the modern jobseeker. Our view is that busy people wanting a career change can ‘meet’ us via FaceTime or similar applications and find out about the roles we have to offer, as well as meet a couple of team members and, if they are about, also say ‘hello’ to a carer too.

Anyone interested in joining our team should get in touch.