BETTY Sidwell from Fairbourne has recently (June, 2017) been appointed as an Operations Executive for an award-winning care company in Bangor.
The 52-year-old has joined Abacare and will be responsible for managing a team of carers in Fairbourne, Harlech, Tywyn, Dolgellau and Barmouth. She will also ensure Abacare continues to deliver the highest quality of care to its service users to maintain its reputation.
Betty said: “I am thrilled to have joined the team at Abacare. Wales has always been a big part of my life thanks to childhood family holidays and bringing my own children to visit later in life.
“After my husband’s death four years ago I sold my house in the West Midlands and moved to Fairbourne and took time out to concentrate on my hobbies of photography and writing.
“When I turned 52 I decided on a complete career change after previously working in education with children with special educational needs. I am really enjoying my position at Abacare and it is great to work with an incredible team who support our awe-inspiring service users.”
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.
Amanda Dingli, Recruitment and HR Officer at Abacare, said: “In a short period of time Betty has already proven that she is going to be a valuable asset to our existing team. She has settled in really well and is eager to make a difference to the life of others.
“Her passion about the role comes across in the work that she is doing and we cannot wait to continue building the working relationship with her.”
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 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.