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Abacare extends deadline for care awards nominations

ELDERLY and vulnerable people across Wales who are cared for at home can this month (August, 2017) continue to nominate their favourite carer for an award in recognition of the work they do.


Abacare has extended the deadline for people receiving care to nominate their carers for a series of accolades including Carer of the Year and Dementia Champion of the Year.


Peter Angelides, CEO at Abacare, which has offices in Rhondda Cynon Taf, said: “We received lots of nominations in our Abacare Awards, but wanted to make sure everyone got the opportunity to send theirs in so we have extended the deadline.


“Our awards, which include 10 different categories, celebrate the outstanding contribution our staff and carers make to the lives of those they care for. The closing date for entries is August 31, 2017 at midnight and we’re keen to hear from as many of our service users and their families and friends as possible.”


Abacare has become well-known as an industry leader in the care sector and has more than 600 employees in Wales. 


“Team members can also nominate their colleagues in the various categories too and we are open to nominations from all members of the public too. The categories include ‘Carer of the Year’, ‘Best Newcomer’, and ‘Lifetime Achievement’ and many more. My fellow directors and I, along with a panel of other industry experts, will select the finalists and the overall winners. We’re really looking forward to reading all the submissions.”


All the finalists will be invited to a special awards ceremony in the autumn, at a date and venue to be confirmed, where the overall winner in each category will be announced and presented with their award.


Entry forms and a full list of categories are available via


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


Its large team of trained, specialist, care workers provide positive based outcomes and person centred care to people throughout the UK with special focus in 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 was 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.


Staff at the care agency were assessed to ensure the organisation met the requirements of the standard.


For more information about the Abacare Awards 2017, please call 01443 742645, or visit, please follow the company on Facebook at or on Twitter by