Morgan to take to the skies for charity
A MEMBER of staff at a Welsh care provider is currently preparing and training to take part in a skydive in aid of charity next month (April, 2019).
Morgan Phillips, who works as a Carer at Abacare in Rhondda Cynon Taf, will be doing the skydive on April 19 in aid of Papyrus UK, which is a young person’s suicide prevention charity.
Twenty-year-old Morgan said: “This will be the first skydive I have ever done and I am already feeling a little nervous about it. I was initially going to be doing the skydive in 2017 but I wasn’t mentally ready for it, so rearranged for this year. It is for such a worthwhile cause, which is getting me through the nerves.
“I have chosen Papyrus UK as I lost my cousin to suicide in 2017. The charity aims to reduce the number of young people who take their own lives and I would like to raise as much money as possible to help with its ongoing work.”
Suicide is the biggest killer of young people, male and female, under 35-years-old, in the UK.
The charity’s vision is for a society which speaks openly about suicide and has the resources to help young people who may have suicidal thoughts.
Morgan will be taking part in the skydive at Swansea airport on Friday, April 19, 2019 and is already fundraising for it via https://goo.gl/JZmirt.
Sarah Williams, Registered Manager at Abacare, said: “It is great to see our staff members going above and beyond and doing their bit for worthwhile causes in their spare time. We’re encouraging our staff and the public to get behind Morgan and sponsor him if they can.”
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.
No experience is necessary to become a carer as Abacare offers free, full training, which includes a company induction, first aid, information on dementia, health and safety, food safety, infection control, handling medication and moving and handling service users, with the opportunity to achieve Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) after the initial six months probationary period.
New recruits are given free uniforms, access to national staff discount scheme for all major brands as well as 28 days paid holiday, paid travel between calls and paid mileage.
Abacare is also offering FaceTime or Skype interviews to candidates in order to meet the demands of the modern jobseeker. Its view is that busy people wanting a career change can ‘meet’ management via FaceTime or similar applications and find out about the roles it has to offer, as well as meet a couple of team members and, if they are about, also say ‘hello’ to a carer too.
Anyone interested in joining the team at Abacare should visit www.abacare.org.uk or call 01443 742645.
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.
For more information about Abacare, please call the Rhondda Cynon Taf 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.