Carer Spotlight: Karen Howell

Specialism: Celebrating 30 years in the care industry Branch: Ystradgynlais Time in the industry: Karen Howell began her career as a carer for Powys County Council’s domiciliary care services in 1989 and worked for 25 years there, before joining a private care provider in the area, purchased by Abacare in 2016. Fifty-seven-year-old Karen said: “Thirty […]

Help the elderly celebrate Halloween safely

You may have read our recent blog about how to keep safe at home if Halloween upsets you or an elderly neighbour or family member. That blog was for anyone who didn’t wish to encourage trick or treaters. However, if you or the elderly or vulnerable person you know does wish to celebrate the seasonal […]

How to stay safe at home on Halloween

Dressing-up to collect treats on Halloween (October 31) can be enjoyable for many people of all ages. However, these activities may not be fun for some elderly neighbours or for those living within your community who are alone or more vulnerable than others. Halloween goes back more than 2,000 years. It first began as a […]

We welcome news that young are keen on care

We are looking to attract more under 30s into the industry in Wales. A recent report revealed the young are most likely to consider a social care career (October, 2019). The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) recently surveyed 2,020 people in England and found half of people aged 18-24 (57%) and 25-34 (56%) […]

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

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 her treatment, […]

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 […]