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Abacare staff beat the weather

 
Created on 11/12/2017 @ 14:47
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Hundreds of elderly and vulnerable people in Mid Wales are not left unattended during challenging weather.

Abacare says its staff have been battling against the recent bad weather to ensure they provide support to the people in their care who need it most. 

Peter Angelides, CEO at Abacare, which provides care across the Welshpool area, said: “At this time of year we are always on full alert with regards the weather as it is ever changing and in these parts of the country in particular, it can become very challenging.

“We have had some terrible weather this weekend and because of it we become like an emergency service, ensuring we don’t leave people without the vital care they need. We are committed to offering high quality care to individuals in their own homes and will continue to do this despite bad weather.

“Obviously we take our carers’ health and safety into serious consideration and if they can’t make it in we find one of our other carers who can.

“In the past one of our carers has been driven around to her care calls by a helpful neighbour after she couldn’t drive her car and we’ve even taken a carer to work by tractor before!

“We would like to give a special mention and huge thanks to all our dedicated carers for going above and beyond the call of duty to ensure our service users are looked after even in adverse weather conditions. We are lucky and very proud to have such a great team.”

Abacare operates a professional Care Management Team that is committed to providing high quality care to individuals in their own homes.

The large team of trained, specialist, care workers provide positive based outcomes and person centred care to people throughout Wales.

Abacare’s core values, instilled into every staff member, include ‘make us proud’, ‘focus on our service users’ wellbeing’, ‘communicate, listen well and speak with respect’, ‘be passionate, honest, caring and considerate’, ‘recruit and develop the very best’ and ‘lead by example’.

It believes it offers inspiring work for inspirational people.

Peter added: “We are continuously looking for new caring, honest and reliable members of staff to join our team. We offer fantastic training and the opportunity for internal advancement. Anyone who joins us is not only getting a new job, they are creating a career path with the different qualifications they can achieve, including QCF level two, three and five, and a vocation for themselves thanks to the very rewarding work they will be carrying out.

“No experience is necessary to become a carer as we offer free, full training, which includes a company induction, first aid, information on dementia, health and safety, food safety, infection control, handling medication and moving and handling service users, with the opportunity to achieve Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) after the initial six months probationary period.

“New recruits are given free uniforms, access to national staff discount scheme for all major brands as well as 28 days paid holiday, paid travel between calls and paid mileage.”

Anyone interested in a position should call 01686 625644 to request an application pack.  

Photograph caption: Abacare service user Barbara O'Sullivan and carer Brenda Francis.

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