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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 […]

Care industry can be one of the most rewarding

The care industry can be one of the most rewarding to work in and it provides a job for life to the right candidates. Care givers list job satisfaction, building friendships with those they work with and care for and the chance to further their qualifications as the key benefits of working in the profession. The recent ‘Social […]

We have signed up to help recruit 20,000 carers in Wales by 2030

We have recently (March, 2019) joined a growing list of care providers coming together to help recruit 20,000 carers in Wales by 2030. We are just one of hundreds of businesses that are getting behind the recently launched WeCare Wales campaign. Currently there are around 113,000 people in the social care sector and the number […]

Mel is appointed as our Newtown care ambassador

Mel Edwards who works as a carer at our Newtown office has been appointed as an ambassador for the industry and is offering free talks to schools and colleges in the area. The talks will provide an insight into the industry for any students interested in working in it in the future and will also […]

We’re supporting the nursing cadet scheme backed by Prince of Wales

We are supporting a new nursing cadet scheme launched by the Royal College of Nurses (RCN) and backed by the Prince of Wales. The scheme, which is being trialled in Wales in partnership with the Wales Army Cadet Force, is a step in the right direction as it is trying to attract young people to […]