UNIVERSITY and college students needing care in Wales can from this month (April, 2017) continue with their studies and receive visits from social care workers.
Abacare, which has offices in Bangor, Newtown, Rhondda Cynon Taf (RCT) and Ystradgynlais, is able to provide care for vulnerable students studying away from home at university or college.
Peter Angelides, CEO of Abacare, said: “We think it is extremely important for undergraduates and college students to keep their independence and continue studying away from home while also receiving the bespoke care they require.
“Our social care workers are able to visit people in university halls of residence or student housing. Students will be treated just like any other service user that might receive our support. We will be able to create a specific care plan for them and visit as often as they need us too.
“We have a committed team that is able to provide specialist care. We are able to select a carer whose personality matches up with the person they are caring for, giving them someone they can trust and get on with on a daily basis.”
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.
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 the Bangor office on 01248 677919, the Newtown office on 01686 625644, the RCT office on 01443 742645 or call the Ystradgynlais office on 01639 844155 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.