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Abacare backs campaign to find more care workers in Powys

A care agency in Wales is supporting a New Year (January, 2020) recruitment campaign that hopes to find more care workers in Powys.

NHS England (NHSE) and NHS Improvement (NHSI) have allocated funds to place Powys patients in Shropshire/Powys border provision and is working with care providers to increase carer numbers.

Neil Griffiths, Regional Manager at Abacare, which has offices in Newtown and provides care across Powys, said: “There is always a need for care workers and we’re fully supporting the recruitment campaign to ensure people can come home from hospital and be looked after by experts.

“As part of its Winter Pressures Plan, the NHSE and NHSI have allocated funds to finding new carers and are working with care providers in the area to ensure the carers can be supplied. We’ll be organising some recruitment events to find care workers to help these individuals and will be announcing details soon.

“In the meantime, anyone interested in becoming part of the team, should get in touch with us.”

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 the UK.

Abacare has recently launched its new website www.abacare.org.uk for people looking for high quality care for themselves or loved ones and also for those seeking a career in care.

It is looking for kind, honest, caring and reliable individuals who wish to have a stable and long-term career in care, and who would like to forge rewarding relationships with the service users they care for.

Neil continued: “Being a carer is a highly skilled, professional vocational occupation that is essential to the fabric of our society and the beauty of a job for life means people can start at the very bottom and work their way up with training and qualifications.

“In today’s changing world of employment, we pride ourselves on being able to offer long-term job security and career prospects.

“No experience is necessary to become a carer as free, full training is offered, 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 three 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.”