A CARE provider in Powys will next year (2017) be celebrating three years of successfully delivering the main care contract in the county.
Abacare, which won the contract to provide care services for Powys County Council in 2014, has two offices in the area in Newtown and Ystradgynlais and employs 1,000 people across Wales. It is still expanding its team to help care for the elderly and vulnerable across Wales.
Peter Angelides, CEO of the multi award-winning Abacare, which has recently been named Britain’s ‘Most Outstanding Care Agency’ for the third year running, said: “It has been an extremely successful three years since we took on the main care contract for Powys County Council. We have continued to grow in the region and as well as our North Powys office, we opened another in South Powys.
“Our dedicated staff continue to deliver a very high standard of care through their effective in-house training and supervisions. As a result of the growth and the large amount of hours we have been asked to provide care for by the council we are looking for a further 25 staff in the area.
“Anyone who joins us can reach QCF level 2, 3 and 5 with our support and we’re urging anyone thinking of changing their job, or getting back into the work force again, to get in touch as soon as possible and not to miss out on this fantastic career opportunity.”
Abacare, which will be celebrating its three years officially in April, provides all staff with full training and shadowing before they start, and they have additional, on the job support from the team 24/7.
They are given free uniforms, access to a staff scooter scheme for those needing transport and a national staff discount scheme for all major brands as well as 28 days paid holiday, paid travel between calls and paid mileage.
Peter added: “We have jobs available in the area now with immediate start, no experience necessary just a willingness to care and to learn. Our company induction includes first aid, dementia awareness, health and safety, food safety, infection control, handling medication and moving and handling service users.
“There are lots of opportunities for internal advancement for all our team members who show commitment, reliability and true passion. We provide a great support network for all of our carers too.
“If you work for us you can earn up to £500 per week, are paid travel time and mileage between calls and, subject to terms and conditions, can work the hours that suit you, whether you want a contract that’s zero hours, 16, 24 or 30. Flexibility is key and we can offer work at weekends, in evenings and have both part and full-time vacancies available.”
Anyone interested in joining the team can call 01686 625644 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Alternatively, they can visit www.abacare.org.uk.
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 is a member of the United Kingdom Homecare Association, Ceretas (formerly British Association of Domiciliary Care), The National Homecare Council and The Information Commissioners Office (Data Protection). It is also registered with the Care Social Services Inspectorate Wales.
Abacare has been awarded an Investors in People accolade for its staff training and development for the fourth year running.
Investors in People is a national standard, which provides a framework that helps organisations to improve performance and realise objectives through the effective management and development of their staff.
It was also named Britain’s ‘Most Outstanding Care Agency’ at the UK Over 50s Housing Awards in 2014, 2015 and 2016.
For more information about Abacare, please call 01686 625 644 or visit www.abacare.org.uk. Alternatively, please follow the company on Facebook at http://on.fb.me/Yn4zmS or on Twitter by visiting www.twitter.com/visitabacare.