Kick off 2020 with a new career

The New Year is the opportune time for people to shake things up a bit and so we’re calling for all the caring individuals out there to come forward and find out more about making a career for themselves in the care industry. We offer fantastic training and the opportunity for internal advancement. Anyone who […]

Carer spotlight: Scott Renney

Carer: Scott Renney Specialism: Scott followed in his mum’s footsteps and joined the team as a care giver. Branch: RCT He said: “I was thrilled to have joined the team at Abacare as a care giver and to follow in my mum’s footsteps. She has always talked about how much of a rewarding job it […]

Music for Dementia launches playlist guides

Earlier this year, we brought you the news that Music for Dementia had launched a musical map of community-based, dementia-friendly music offerings across the country. Now it has launched a new initiative to highlight the positive impact music can have for people with dementia in the form of guides on creating a personalised playlist. According […]

Games to play with people with dementia

You might believe that playing games isn’t an option for a person with dementia. However, if chosen carefully, there are lots of games out there that they can still enjoy. Playing these games gives your loved one an opportunity to concentrate. It also allows you to focus on them and give them your time. They […]

Carers donate 130 gift boxes to elderly and vulnerable for Christmas

Staff at our Flintshire branch recently (December, 2019) donated 130 boxes full of helpful items for the festive season to elderly and vulnerable people in Wales. Carers at the branch raised money to buy the items by hosting a bingo evening and a raffle and filled the boxes with hats, gloves, toiletries, food and Christmas […]

Carer spotlight: Mel Edwards

Carer: Mel Edwards Specialism: Care ambassador Branch: Newtown Mel, who works at our Newtown branch, providing care to service users in the area, is also one of our Care Ambassadors and offers free talks to schools and colleges about care.  The talks provide an insight into the industry for any students interested in working in […]

We’re backing campaign to find more care workers in Powys

We are supporting a New Year (January, 2020) recruitment campaign that hopes to find more care workers in Powys. NHS England (NHSE) and NHS Improvement (NHSI) have allocated funds to place Powys patients in Shropshire/Powys border provision and is working with care providers to increase carer numbers. There is always a need for care workers […]

How to keep New Year celebrations dementia-friendly

Much like Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve can be a particularly stressful time for someone with dementia. If you’re having a family get together, it’s important to consider everyone in attendance and especially any loved ones with the condition. Having lots of people in one house can be noisy, especially if there’s music playing too. […]

Helplines for the elderly at Christmas

Christmas can be a real struggle for many people, particularly the elderly if they do not have many close friends or family. Each year we put together a list of helplines they can get in touch with if they would like to hear a friendly voice during the festivities. C.A.L.L (Wales) – 0800 132 737 […]

Ystradgynlais branch nominated for Employer of the Year award

Staff members at our Ystradgynlais branch are celebrating after recently being nominated for Employer of the Year at the ACT Training Apprenticeship Awards. The ACT Apprenticeship Awards celebrate the successes and achievements of learners and employers who have shown commitment, passion and drive. Joe Jenkins, Branch Manager at our Ystradgynlais office, said: “We work closely […]