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Carers braced for cold snap

Created on 06/02/2018 @ 20:12
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Local carers are braced for yet more cold spells of weather and will ensure service users are warm enough in their homes even if it snows heavily, according to a major local provider.

Abacare says its staff always take into account the weather conditions when visiting service users and will go above and beyond to make sure everyone they look after is warm, well fed and hydrated. They also promise to reach all service users despite any heavy snow.

Sam Evans, Registered Manager at Abacare, which provides care across Welshpool, said: “It looks set to be a very cold week with potential snow forecast and in cases like this we are always ready and well prepared, so our service users can rest assured we won’t let them down. Our carers will be briefed to make sure all service users are warm enough, have eaten well and have had plenty to drink and before they leave they will check that the service user has easy access to blankets, hot drinks and hot water bottles.

“There is a risk of snow, but this won’t stop us as we promise to reach all service users, whatever the weather. We become like an emergency service during bad weather situations, 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.

Sam 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.


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