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Carers offered free advice on respite relief

CARERS in Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) who look after friends or loved-ones are next month (May, 2018) being offered free advice on respite relief by a care agency in the area.

 

Abacare is hosting a Respite Care Awareness Week from May 7 until 11 and will be advising people on the topic.

 

Denise Hopkins, Regional Manager at the multi award-winning care provider’s RCT office, said: “There are many people in the area who are caring for family members alongside full-time jobs and family commitments, which can be extremely stressful.

 

“It is extremely important that a caregiver has their own life away from caring in order to normalise themselves, even if it’s just the chance to run errands or simply have a cuppa and stare out of the window. It’s also important they have social relationships to avoid depression and isolation and be able to talk to friends about non-care issues.

 

“They need to make sure they take some time to themselves to have a well-earned rest as looking after someone can often become physically and emotionally overwhelming, so we are inviting anyone who cares for a friend, neighbour or loved-one to call us on 01443 742645 to get some free advice on the different ways they can look after themselves and give themselves a break.

 

“We can also let people know about our respite relief services. As well as domiciliary and live-in care, we can also provide social care workers to individuals or families who require it on a temporary basis.

 

“Our team of experts will be standing by during Respite Care Awareness Week ready to answer any questions that people call in with. We hope the week will be very informative for anyone that is a carer themselves.”

 

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.

 

The Respite Care Awareness Week will take place from Monday, May 7 until Friday, May 11.

 

For more information about Abacare, please call the RCT office on 01443 742645 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.