Wales’ retail redundant can transfer skills

Shopworkers from Wales can transfer their skills to care after it was revealed more than 125,000 retail job losses are predicted nationwide this year (2020). Experts claim high street retailers are facing a terrible year ahead with more than 7,000 store closures anticipated says Abacare, which provides care to elderly and vulnerable individuals across Wales. […]

Search is on for new carers at recruitment day

New carers are needed to help keep the elderly and vulnerable at home in Wales and we are hosting a recruitment event for people looking to help make a difference. We are inviting potential candidates to visit our Ebbw Vale branch at Suit 1, Access 465, Rassau Industrial Estate, NP23 5SG on Tuesday, March 3 […]

Tips for lone care workers

Working in domiciliary care or home care can often mean our staff members are out in the field alone. There are benefits to this as many of our carers have told us that working one-to-one with a service user is very rewarding. It also gives them a good opportunity to build and sustain relationships. It […]

Combat loneliness with a cuppa

We’re thrilled to see PG Tips has recently launched its ‘Cuppas Taste Better Together’ campaign to help tackle loneliness. We work extremely hard to combat social isolation, especially within the elderly generation. We recently supported The Samaritan’s ‘Brew Monday’ campaign, which urges people to share a brew with a friend or neighbour. PG Tips has […]

We’re supporting ‘Brew Monday’ campaign

We think The Samaritans’ ‘Brew Monday’ campaign is a fantastic way to help tackle loneliness, especially among the elderly, so we’re encouraging the kind folk of Wales to check in on their neighbours, friends or family members and have a cuppa and catch up. This time of year is known for being more depressing as […]

Carer spotlight: Terri Bramfitt

Carer: Terri Bramfitt Specialism: Terri has been with Abacare since 2015, starting her career as a carer before going on to work as a receptionist and then a Recruitment Administrator. Branch: Newtown Terri said: “In my carer and receptionist roles I dealt with service users and other carers on a day-to-day basis and this has […]

Vanessa and Niall keep care work in the family

Vanessa Edwards and her son Niall Williams are making caring a family affair by working alongside each other at our Bangor office. Regional Manager Vanessa recommended her son join us as part of our refer-a-friend scheme. Vanessa said: “I have been working at Abacare for nine years and see lots of mothers and daughters, husbands […]

Celebrating Valentine’s Day with someone with dementia

Valentine’s Day is on Friday, February 14. While we are advocates of showing your love all year round, it is always nice to dedicate another day to our loved ones, to show how much we appreciate them. If you have a spouse or partner with dementia, celebrating Valentine’s Day can be difficult. They might not […]

What qualities make a good carer?

The demand for care is growing as our population ages. According to Reed.co.uk more than 1.6million people work in the adult social care industry in the UK. This number is expected to increase by more than 40% by 2035. But what is it that makes a person a good carer? We’ve jotted down the most […]

Fifty new carers needed in Ebbw Vale

We are seeking 50 new recruits for our team at Ebbw Vale and are hosting a recruitment event on Thursday, February 6 at Penallta RFC on Caerphilly Road, Ystrad Mynach in Caerphilly, CF82 7EP from 10am until 4pm. We’re on the hunt for 50 new kind, caring and compassionate members of staff to join our […]