Call for ‘chat benches’ to combat loneliness in Wales

We’re calling for a new initiative to help tackle loneliness and isolation to be implemented in Wales. ‘Chat benches’ have been set up across Somerset by Avon & Somerset Police to help spark conversation between people in the county and we think the idea would work in Wales too. Loneliness and isolation is an epidemic […]

Festive markets and fayres in Wales

When the scent of mulled wine and roasting chestnuts fills the air, you know it’s Christmas market time once again. Artisan food producers and craftspeople have been building up to this time of year, filling their stalls with seasonal snacks and kooky decorations for your perusal. We’ve put together a list of Christmas markets, fayres […]

Job seekers can find out about working in care at recruitment event

Machynlleth job seekers can find out what it is like to work in the care industry from experienced carers during our recruitment event at Machynlleth Job Centre on Maen Gwyn Street on Thursday, April 5 from 11am. At our recruitment events we think it’s really important for people interested in working for us to be […]

Brenda provides care in her community

A MEMBER of our staff says giving care in the community where she lives has enabled her to have a closer relationship with her neighbours (November, 2017). Brenda Francis, who works as a Community Carer, provides care to 76-year-old service user, Barbara O’Sullivan. They both live in the same square in Caersws. Brenda said: “Our […]

What we’re looking for in a carer

It takes a special kind of person to become a carer and we can spot the right candidate from a mile away. While no training in the care industry is necessary in order to join our team as we provide it all free of charge, there are some attributes that we look out for in […]

Get free advice on respite relief

CARERS in Wales (RCT) are next month (April, 2017) being offered free advice on respite relief by a care agency in the area. Abacare is hosting a Respite Care Awareness Week from April 10 until 14 and will be advising people on the topic. Peter Angelides, CEO of the multi award-winning care provider, said: “Lots […]

The benefits of working for us

At Abacare our staff and care workers are just as important as the service users we care for. We’re all part of a team and we want to make sure everyone who works for us is happy in their position and has the same opportunities as others. If you’ve been wondering whether working in care […]

Care firm says future for workers is flexibility

PEOPLE residing in rural areas with other commitments that might prevent them from taking up a full-time job make ideal employees says an award-winning care provider in Wales (March, 2017). Abacare, which has offices in Newtown, Bangor, Ystragynlais and Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) and provides care across Wales, says, to get the best from staff, […]

Claire swaps reception for recruitment

CLAIRE Archer from Cwmbach in Aberdare has recently (March, 2017) been appointed as an Recruitment Administrator for an award-winning care company in Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT). The 34-year-old, who previously worked as a receptionist in Cardiff, has joined Abacare, which last year (2016) won a 10-year framework to provide care in the area, and will […]

Dementia sufferers stay at home thanks to specialist care

PEOPLE from Wales who suffer with dementia can receive care at home thanks to a training scheme run by a care provider in the area (March, 2017). Dementia sufferers can remain at home while receiving care rather than having to live in a residential home due to specialist training social care workers receive from Abacare. […]