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Could you or your loved-one benefit from respite care?

Short-term respite care might help you if you are an unpaid carer, looking after a family member alongside your own job and other family commitments. It is important, if you are providing care for someone, that you ensure you get a well-earned break. If you don’t, you won’t be able to provide the care to […]

The benefits of live-in care

Live-in care is just one of the many services we offer. It’s a great alternative to care homes and service users can receive personal support in the comfort of their own home. It is ideal for people, particularly those with dementia, who like to see a familiar face. Having a different carer coming to you […]

Business as usual despite bad weather

Elderly and vulnerable people in Wales will not be left unattended despite warnings of more flooding and bad weather in the country thanks to our dedicated home care teams. Our highly trained professional carers have provided support to service users during the recent flooding and are preparing for more proposed bad weather to come. Many […]

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 […]

Newtown recruitment day to find new care workers

We recently announced our support for the NHSE and NHSI’s Winter Pressures Plan to find new carers to ensure people can come home from hospital and be looked after by experts. As part of our support we are hosting a recruitment day on Thursday, January 23 from 11am until 3pm at our Newtown offices at […]

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 […]

Tracey clocks up 30 years in care industry

Tracey Webster, Registered Manager at our Flintshire office, has shown that care work can be a job for life after celebrating 30 years working in the industry. Tracey worked for Cherry Tree Residential Home in Manchester in 1989 and then Access Homecare. She moved to Flintshire in Wales in 2000 to become a carer and […]

We’re celebrating 10 years looking after elderly in Wales

We are celebrating 10 years of providing care to the elderly and vulnerable in Wales this year (2019). We were established in 2009 and opened our first branch in North Wales, providing care in the surrounding areas. We have opened a further six offices across the country and employ more than 1,000 carers. Back in […]

Carer spotlight: Jane Jones

Carer: Jane Jones Specialism: Branch Manager Branch: Newtown Jane joined Abacare in 2014 as a Care Co-ordinator and worked her way up the career ladder to Operations Executive. She was promoted to Branch Manager in 2018 where she oversees staff and supports them in their roles. She said: “I feel I have really started to […]

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 […]