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How your skills can transfer to care

Unemployment figures are continuing to rise. Those who work for non-essential retailers and in tourism, catering and hospitality are suffering the most, but they don’t realise their skills can transfer to care. That friendly, caring persona you have in front of customers is exactly what we need in the care industry. Your hardworking ethos shows […]

Carer recruited in lockdown is helping support elderly across Flintshire

Katrina Broster from Connah’s Quay in Wales has been supporting the elderly and vulnerable after she was recruited by us during the coronavirus pandemic (August 2020). The 38-year-old joined us in March, just after the lockdown was announced, and she is already helping make a difference to the service users she looks after. She said: […]

Community carers needed for roles in their neighbourhoods

People wishing to make a real difference to the neighbourhoods where they live are being invited to take up a paid role in care within their own communities (August 2020). We have carer positions available across Wales and these jobs are highly skilled, well-paid and emotionally rewarding. Becoming a carer in the community where you […]

Why take on a role in the care industry?

There are so many benefits to working in care. In the current climate, job security is not often a given. As we have an ageing population, the need for carers is growing every day. The number of elderly people over the age of 80 is expected to increase by 44% in Wales by 2030. Job […]

Carer spotlight: Jessica Thompson

Carer: Jessica Thompson Specialism: Jessica joined us in 2018. She is responsible for spot checks, medication checks, carrying out risk assessments, supervisions and appraisals and assisting with rostering of staff. Branch: Ystradgynlais Time in the industry: Twenty-seven-year-old Jessica, who lives in Ystalyfera, said: “I am thrilled to be a part of the Abacare team. It […]

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. […]

William encourages more men to sign up to become carers

William Betters from our Flintshire office says he wants to break the stereotype that a position in care is more suited to women and is encouraging more men to become carers. The 49-year-old has worked as a care worker for five years. He looks after the elderly and vulnerable in the area. He said: “It’s […]

Fred retires after 13 years in care work

Fred Tyson from Ystalyfera celebrated his retirement recently (August, 2019) after providing care in Wales for more than 13 years. Fred started working in the care industry in 2006 and joined us in 2016. Joe Jenkins, Branch Manager at our Ystradgynlais office, said: “Everyone here is incredibly sad to see Fred go as he has […]

Our carers are rewarded for bringing new staff on board

Our carers have been given an incentive to help bring new workers on board. Current staff can refer a friend to join the team and receive £200 in high street vouchers to spend on anything they like. One of the best places to source employees is from the care givers who already work for us, […]

Karen clocks up 30 years of care work

A member of staff at our Ystradgynlais office has shown that care work can be a job for life after celebrating 30 years of working in the industry (April, 2019). 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 […]