Growing demand for care in Rhondda Cynon Taf
A CARE provider that has recently taken on a 10-year framework to care for individuals in Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) is looking for new staff to help meet the growing demand for care in the area (January, 2017).
Abacare currently employs 130 staff in RCT and is looking for 30 more carers to join its expanding team.
Peter Angelides, CEO of the multi-award winning Abacare, which has recently been named Britain’s ‘Most Outstanding Care Agency’ for the third year running, said: “Last year (2016) we were awarded the 10-year framework to provide care in the RCT area, which has already been a huge success. We’re now providing 2,900 hours of care a week to elderly and vulnerable service users.
“We have recently recruited more than 35 new staff who have undergone training and are out there and caring for our service users, however the demand for care is continuously growing and our service user base is continuously expanding so we’re always on the lookout for kind and caring individuals who are looking for a career change and want to join us.
“No experience is necessary, just a willingness to care and to learn. Our company induction includes first aid, dementia awareness, health and safety, food safety, infection control, handling medication and moving and handling service users. We will also pay carers while they are training with us and also pay for their DBS checks.
“There are lots of opportunities for internal advancement for all our team members who show commitment, reliability and true passion. We provide a great support network for all of our carers too. There is the potential for the right candidates to stay with us for the full 10 year contract and beyond.
“Anyone who joins us can reach QCF level 2, 3 and 5 with our support and we’re urging anyone thinking of changing their job, or getting back into the work force again, to get in touch as soon as possible and not to miss out on this fantastic career opportunity.”
Anyone interested in joining the team should call 01443 742645 or emailRctjobs@abacare.org.uk.
Abacare provides all staff with full training and shadowing before they start, and they have additional, on the job support from the team 24/7.
They are given free uniforms, access to a staff scooter scheme for those needing transport and a national staff discount scheme for all major brands as well as 28 days paid holiday, paid travel between calls and paid mileage.
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 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 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.