We support Wales’ vital role in coronavirus vaccine trial

We are welcoming the recent news that healthcare staff from Wales are being recruited to take part in the next phase of the Oxford University coronavirus vaccine trial. Five hundred Welsh healthcare staff from the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board area will participate in the trial. It is fantastic to see the people of Wales […]

We’re praising unpaid carers during Carers Week

We are praising unpaid carers who have been looking after their elderly and vulnerable loved ones during the current restrictions. We want to raise awareness, as part of Carers Week, which takes place from June 8 until 14, of the amounts of people out there who are caring for their loved ones on a daily […]

We welcome one-off payment for Welsh social care workers

We welcome the recent (May, 2020) announcement from the Welsh government of a £500 one-off bonus payment for social care workers. First Minister, Mark Drakeford announced the bonus as part of a move to show staff in the sector that their hard work is appreciated and recognised during the coronavirus pandemic. Since the coronavirus pandemic […]

Musician Nikolas dedicates song to Abacare carers

Musician Nikolas Metaxas has dedicated his latest song ‘Change the World’ to all our staff providing care to the elderly and vulnerable in their own homes. He has honoured carers with the song to thank them for supporting thousands of people with care in their own homes during the current COVID-19 outbreak. Thirty-two-year-old Nikolas said: […]

Ashlee treats caring hands with donation of hand creams

Ashlee Bevan from Forden near Welshpool is helping ensure the hands of our frontline care workers are kept well moisturised with donations of hand creams. The 32-year-old donated 15 Body Shop hand creams to carers at our Newtown branch. Ashlee said: “I am a Body Shop At Home consultant and wanted to do my bit […]

We’re welcoming extra funding for adult social care providers from Welsh government

We are welcome the recent (May, 2020) announcement from the Welsh government of an extra £40 million to support adult social care services during the coronavirus pandemic. The funding will be allocated through the new Covid-19 ‘hardship fund’ and authorities will work with adult social care providers to disperse the funds to cover basic PPE […]

Our Ebbw Vale branch calls on businesses for donations of masks, gloves and aprons

In addition to the equipment they already have, frontline staff working for our Ebbw Vale branch are asking businesses to donate any items they no longer need into a donation box outside Penallta Rugby Club. There are many businesses out there who might use gloves, masks or aprons on a daily basis, but have had […]

Laid-off, self-employed & out-of-work given financial lifeline

Those currently fit and healthy but unable to work following business closures and Coronavirus restrictions can earn money in their own community with us (April, 2020). We can offer full training and paid work immediately to anyone willing to become a professional home carer as we desperately need to fill care roles in Wales. We’re […]

Staff can continue to provide care during Coronavirus crisis with 3D printed PPE

Care workers at our Newtown branch have been given extra protection to help them carry out frontline care for the elderly and vulnerable thanks to a donation of 3D printed PPE (personal protective equipment) face shields (April, 2020). In addition to the equipment they already have, staff working at our Newtown branch were given 100 […]

We’re backing charity’s #Cooee campaign for neighbours

We are supporting a charity campaign for people each lunchtime during the COVID-19 restrictions to open their windows and shout ‘hello’ to their neighbours. We provide an invaluable lifeline to the people we visit each day to help them with their medical, emotional and physical care. Before the Coronavirus, our frontline teams also assisted many […]