Carer Spotlight: Brett Severn

Specialism: Changing Lives Award winner at the Care Heroes Awards, 2019 Branch: Rhondda Cynon Taf Time in the industry: Brett has been working at Abacare since 2017. Background: Brett has been caring for one of our clients for more than two years and provides him with daily support. Brett has supported him mentally, physically and […]

We’re searching for 100 new carers at recruitment open day

We’re looking for 100 new new carers to help keep the elderly and vulnerable at home in Wales. It’s vital people who wish to remain living at home are able to do so. Evidence suggests those who do have a better and more fulfilling life as they are surrounded by their own things, family, friends […]

Carer Spotlight: Jodie Evans

Jodie Evans Specialism: Care Coordinator of the Year Award winner at the Care Heroes Awards, 2019 Branch: Bangor Time in the industry: Jodie has worked for Abacare since 2014. Jodie was diagnosed with cancer in 2018 just as we were about to enter a large tender with Anglesey council. Jodie has worked through all of […]

New musical map of dementia launched

Music can be a huge help for people with dementia. No matter what genre, it can soothe, stimulate and trigger forgotten memories for many people. You can read our blog post about its benefits here. We were thrilled when Music for Dementia 2020 launched to promote the benefits of music for those with the condition. […]

Get Gardening – winter container colour

There’s just as much opportunity to get gardening in the winter as there is in the summer. Winter doesn’t need to mean no colour in your garden, as you can still plant up containers and hanging baskets with lots of lovely plants. As part of our #GetGardening series, we’ve popped our handy hints below on […]

Care jobs for former Triumph employees

We are offering employees losing jobs following the Triumph Furniture closure in Merthyr Tydfil a lifeline as we are looking for new care staff to start immediately with retraining provided (October, 2019). This is a great opportunity for those who have found themselves out of work to retrain in another industry and we are hosting […]

We’re calling for more carers as we head into our busiest time of the year

We are calling for more carers to join us as we enter our busiest period of the year with a target to take on 100 new employees by November 1, 2019. We’re looking for kind and caring individuals to take on a job in care and help look after our elderly and vulnerable service users. […]

National Trust sites to become dementia-friendly

We’re thrilled at the news that the National Trust is joining forces with the Alzheimer’s Society in order to give its historic and countryside sites dementia-friendly makeovers. Figures revealed that more than 150,000 of its supporters over the age of 65 may be living with the condition. We’re big advocates of everyone getting outside in the […]

Hidden Disability Sunflower lanyard scheme launched

An initiative designed to act as a discreet sign that somebody has a disability and requires additional assistance, has been launched. People with hidden disabilities can now wear a lanyard covered in sunflowers. The hidden disabilities eligible for the scheme include autism, Asperger’s, learning disabilities and dementia. Also included are issues such as arthritis, MS, […]

Tips for carers on looking after their mental wellbeing

A survey by Carers UK of more than 3,000 unpaid carers looking after family members revealed that 84% never expected to become a carer. Caring for someone, alongside work and family commitments, can be physically and emotionally overwhelming. It can cause added stress and tension in your life. It’s vital that you have methods in […]