Care ambassadors to educate students on the industry

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Schools and colleges in Wales are being urged to sign up to receive talks from experts about the care industry and caring for the elderly.

Abacare is offering up its Care Ambassadors, Irene Woodward, Nerys Hughes and Rosemarie Williams to talk to Key Stage Four school pupils and college students to provide an insight into support for the elderly and to encourage understanding and knowledge about the care sector.

Ffion Evans, Registered Manager at Abacare, said: “With an ageing population, we feel it is more important than ever to educate younger people on the needs of the elderly and vulnerable and how the care sector works, including how care staff enable people to remain living in the comfort of their own homes and how we help them live as normal of a life as possible.

“It’s also important to make them aware of conditions such as dementia, which is a major issue in Wales, and, according to the NHS Wales, approximately 42,000 people in the country currently have it in some form.

“There will also be an opportunity for students to ask any questions they might have about the care industry, if they are interested in potentially working in it in the future, or the elderly and vulnerable.”

Any schools or colleges interested in receiving a talk should contact Abacare’s Powys office on 01686 625644, its Bangor office on 01248 677 919 or its Rhondda Cynon Taf office on 01443 742645 and request an information pack.