Posted: Fri 20th Dec 2019

Flintshire carers donate over 100 gift boxes to elderly and vulnerable for Christmas

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Dec 20th, 2019


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Staff at an award-winning care company have donated 130 boxes full of helpful items for the festive season to elderly and vulnerable people in Wales. 

Carers at Abacare in Flintshire raised money to buy the items by hosting a bingo evening and a raffle and filled the boxes with hats, gloves, toiletries, food and Christmas gifts.

Tracey Webster, Registered Manager at Abacare, which has offices in Flintshire and provides care across the surrounding areas, said: “Everyone deserves a gift at Christmas, so this year we wanted to make sure as many of our elderly and vulnerable service users as possible received a box of goodies for Christmas, so we hosted a bingo evening and raffle to help raise funds.

“Our staff members and their families as well as members of the public attended the bingo evening and we ran a raffle in the run up and on the night too. We raised more than £1,000, so would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who came along and gave very generously to the cause.

“The money allowed us to put together 130 boxes and our carers distributed them across the region. Our service users were so grateful for the boxes as they contained items that they need but often can’t get out to collect themselves.

“I’d like to thank all of our staff for their incredible hard work putting all the boxes together. All the effort was worth it when we saw the smiles on our service users’ faces.”

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 outcomes based, person centred care to people throughout the UK. 

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. 

 

Tracey added: “No experience is necessary to become a carer as free, full training is offered, 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 three 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.

 

“This is a great opportunity for anyone wishing to have a stable and long-term career in care, and who would like to forge rewarding relationships with the service users they care for.

 

Being a carer is a highly skilled, professional vocational occupation that is essential to the fabric of our society and the beauty of a job for life means people can start by training with us and work their way up the career ladder gaining further training and qualifications. In today’s changing world of employment, we pride ourselves on being able to offer long-term job security and career prospects.

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