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How To Become A Care Assistant

22nd April 2019

With the rise in dementia and other neurological conditions as well as an ageing population, the health and care sector is one area where demand is rapidly increasing and set to grow in the next decade. Those considering work in health services can get onto the first rung of the ladder by working as a […]

The Benefits of Getting Outdoors for Dementia

9th April 2019

Most of us are aware of the benefits of spending a certain amount of time outdoors each week and try to fit this into our daily routines. The same is true for those with dementia, and significant improvements to quality of life have been shown for those who can be assisted to spend time outdoors […]

How Can a Home Care Worker Help Me?

26th March 2019

Over recent decades, demand for home care services in the United Kingdom has increased significantly. In fact, according to the latest figures published by the King’s Fund, more than 350,000 older people make use of the types of services offered by home care agencies, while more than 75,000 younger people also rely on home care support […]

Caring for the Carers

12th March 2019

People are living longer than ever, which is a great thing, as it means loved ones get to spend more time together. However, it does also mean that the number of people living with complex health problems, including dementia, has risen and that a growing number of people have to adopt care roles to look […]

Why Home Care is the Best Option for Elderly Couples

26th February 2019

It is well-established that the UK’s ageing population has led to a rise in instances of dementia and other complex, long-term health conditions. This, in turn, has increased hospital admissions and placed pressure on NHS resources. It has also meant that a growing number of families have had to consider turning to care homes. With that being […]

There’s No Place Like Home

12th February 2019

Each year, especially in the winter months, we see headlines about NHS resources being stretched to breaking point, and the system being unable to adequately cope with hospital admissions. These problems are also getting worse, due to our ageing population. Indeed, almost two-thirds of admissions at any one time are over 65s. While there are various initiatives […]

Learning Disability Nursing; Is it under threat?

22nd January 2019

Much has been written about the current state of social care and the crisis facing the National Health Service. However, one problem which has flown under the radar with many people has been the rapid decline in the number of people going into learning disability nursing, and the lack of support available for those who […]

Is care work one of the most compassionate jobs?

8th January 2019

With reports of a social care crisis featuring regularly in the news, it can be easy to get the wrong idea about the realities of a career as a care worker, and what the role actually entails on a day-to-day basis. However, most of those working in the industry would tell you that providing social […]

New BBC Drama “Care” Is Making Headlines

16th December 2018

A standalone 90-minute drama from the BBC, entitled ‘Care’, has attracted widespread praise for its portrayal of the struggle that many families are faced with when a loved one falls into serious ill-health. Sheridan Smith stars as the daughter whose life is turned upside down when her mother suffers a stroke and subsequently develops dementia. […]

Examining Means Testing & Additional Financial Aid for In-Home Care

4th December 2018

For many elderly and disabled people, in-home care is the best solution for their long-term care needs, as it means they are able to maintain a degree of personal independence and live in familiar surroundings, with the support of their loved ones. However, the cost of home care is an important consideration. As the Money […]

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Feeling Stuck In The Middle?

20th November 2018

In recent years, those in the care sector have become increasingly concerned about a phenomenon known as ‘sandwich care’ and it is estimated that there are now 2.4 million sandwich carers living in the United Kingdom. This refers to people who are simultaneously caring for children and older parents at the same time. Those who are […]

Is It Time For a Complete Restructure of Our Care System?

6th November 2018

The National Health Service is facing a health and social care crisis at present, and the challenge is primarily caused by the fact that people are living longer than ever before. As a result, there are now more people living with disabilities or illnesses which require care, and the current system is struggling to cope […]

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How to Find the Right Round-the-Clock Home Care Support

18th October 2018

Finding the right round-the-clock home care support is extremely important for those who require help around the house, but it is also a process that needs to be undertaken carefully. After all, you will be inviting care workers into your home, or the home of a loved one, and this requires a great deal of […]

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The Right Career Path in Home Care

8th October 2018

Social care is an extremely rewarding career path, and one that is also becoming increasingly important in the United Kingdom, where an ageing population and increased strains on the National Health Service represent serious challenges. Today, it is estimated that there are more than 1.5 million people employed in the adult social care sector alone, […]

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Newsletter Spring/Summer 2018

11th July 2018

Hello, Camille Leavold, Managing Director/Co-Founder After a cold and snowy winter, Spring has definitely sprung in Hertfordshire. We’ve had a really busy start to the year with 61 new care workers joining the Abbots team since January after completing their care certificates. Learning and development is something we place a high value on at Abbots […]

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Meet our Customer Service Co-ordinator

8th June 2018

At Abbots Care we have an organisational culture of respect and appreciation of our front line care teams. All of our Directors have held front line care roles and understand how challenging the Home Care Worker role can be. We value and support our care teams and believe that they are as much our customers […]

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Gender Pay Gap

15th May 2018

Abbots Care is committed to displaying with full transparency the diversity they show throughout their recruitment process. The focus is not just on gender for equal pay and benefits but the staff diversity is apparent through many other areas. The focus remains on employing the right staff to offer first class care at every level. […]

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Recruitment and Retention – with bells and whistles!

27th March 2018

The secret to success of any small business are their people. Our mantra, at Abbots Care has always been “find good people, pay them well, value them, offer endless training and learning opportunities, offer progression, and then never let them leave”. The market in 1995, when we started Abbots Care, was a lot kinder to […]

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A truly rewarding recruitment career within the Social Career Industry

27th March 2018

Working as a recruiter within the care industry is very different to most industries.

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Falls Prevention Programme

26th January 2018

After the festive season, winter time can not only feel a bit depressing, but frosty mornings, reduced daylight, ice and snow can increase the risk of physical injuries by falls, especially for the elderly. ..

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Newsletter Winter 2018

2nd January 2018

Happy New Year and welcome to the January edition of Abbots Care Newsletter, designed to keep you up to date with what’s going on at Abbots and encourage you to feel that you can contact us with anything you feel you’d like to talk about.