ChangeLives care awareness week
A WELSH care agency is hosting its first ever #ChangeLives week (May, 2019) to raise awareness of what it is like to work in the care industry and how rewarding it can be.
Abacare wants to change people’s preconceived ideas about the industry and is hosting the week on social media from May 20 until 24 and will be using the hashtag #ChangeLives to spread the word.
Peter Angelides, Managing Director at Abacare, which has offices in Rhondda Cynon Taf, said: “Care work can often be portrayed as an undervalued profession and something people go into if they don’t have any qualifications, which is why we are consistently campaigning for it to be taken more seriously as a career.
“We want people to see what it’s really like and just how rewarding it can be. How often can you make someone’s day in your job? How often can you put a smile on someone’s face and how often can you bring a real change to someone’s life and potentially even save their life? In care, making a difference like this can be a daily occurrence, bringing immense satisfaction and fulfilment, which is why we have launched our first ever care awareness week to show people this.
“Throughout the week we will be posting on Facebook at https://bit.ly/2OWXVnE and on Twitter via @visitabacare using the hashtag #ChangeLives, so people following can see how our carers help to change lives in their communities through the care work they do.
“We’ll be posting pictures, stories and videos from the very carers that are out working in the field. They’ll be visiting service users, carrying out training, giving inspiration to others who might want to work in the industry and answering the general public’s questions, so please give us a follow and keep an eye on your feed during the week.”
The topics covered on social media during the week are:
- A day in the life of… follow our carer as they go about their day-to-day duties
- Train with us… take a look at what our training involves
- The rewards of being a carer… hear from our carers about how rewarding the industry can be
- How we #ChangeLives… hear from our service users about how Abacare has changed their life
- Ask us anything about care and working in the care industry.
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.
Its 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.
For more information about Abacare, please call 01443 742645 or visit www.abacare.org.uk. Alternatively, please follow the company on Facebook athttp://on.fb.me/Yn4zmS or on Twitter by visiting www.twitter.com/visitabacare.