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Chance to raise awareness for Carers Week

Added on: 2nd June, 2017 by Cherry_9506

Chance to raise awareness for Carers Week

Abacare carers highlight importance of Carers Week.

Last Updated:
Fri, 2 June 2017

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A CAMPAIGN to help raise awareness for carers from all over the country including Wales and the important role they play will take place this month (June, 2017).

Carers Week, which takes place from June 12 until 18, highlights the impact of caring on daily life and encourages the public to think about whether they could manage a caring role.

Ffion Evans, Registered Manager at the award-winning care provider, Abacare, which provides care across Colwyn Bay, said: “Each year we get involved with the Carers Week campaign as it focuses on how the UK’s current carer population is coping and how effectively they are being supported by the Government.

“It also highlights the growing numbers of carers and investigates if the wider population is prepared for future caring responsibilities.

“Becoming a carer can significantly impact a person’s life. The campaign will help those already in the industry to make sure they are accessing all the practical and emotional support they need to care safely and look after themselves.”
Abacare recognises the hard work and dedication its social care workers put into their jobs.

Ffion added: “We believe it’s extremely important to offer any support that our carers might need. If they are finding things particularly stressful we have members of staff who they are welcome to talk to and discuss any problems with.

“We value our team hugely and would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to them for all of their hard work.

“We are keen to support Carers Week as we believe it is crucial to highlight the importance of carers within the Abacare team as well as those around the 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 believes it offers inspiring work for inspirational people.

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 01248 677919 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.

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