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Coping with Post Lockdown Anxiety

26th June 2020

Lockdown restrictions have started to ease across the UK, and some of us are looking forward to getting back to routine and familiarity. But many people will also be feeling […]

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Dementia Awareness Week: Dementia Activities to do with your loved one

15th May 2020

It’s Dementia Week and the perfect time to spread awareness about this life-changing affliction whilst showing support for anyone affected. So if you’re currently caring for someone with dementia during […]

National Walking Month
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National Walking Month May: Accessible Walking Routes for the Disabled

24th April 2020

Throughout May, it is National Walking Month so to raise awareness we have compiled a list of some of the best walking routes in Hertfordshire that are accessible and suitable […]

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Keeping well during isolation

14th April 2020

Tips for keeping fit, healthy and happy whilst staying at home.  Due to the current COVID-19 Pandemic, we are having to adapt to a slightly different life to what we […]

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How can a live-in carer support you and your relative?

31st March 2020

Our friendly carers lend a helping hand so your loved one can live in their house and focus on doing what they love. Live-in care offers round-the-clock, 24-hour support. You […]

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7 Mother’s Day Activities to do with your Elderly Mum

11th March 2020

Celebrate Mother’s day by spending time with one of the most important women in your life! There’s no better way to show love and affection than with a fun, memorable […]

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Mental Health of a Care Worker

10th March 2020

Mental health is a pertinent issue, becoming more recognised by the day. According to the Mental Health Foundation, every week one in six adults will experience some kind of mental […]

Best Cathedrals and Churches in England
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The Best Cathedrals and Churches in England

6th January 2020

Explore our list of the best cathedrals and churches in England. This includes grand structures in the capital and less well-known but equally beautiful churches. Take your loved one to […]

Accessible Attractions in the UK
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Most Accessible Attractions in the UK

18th December 2019

There’s loads of exciting things to see and do all over the UK, with plenty of them being easily accessible. If you’re looking for a way to spend some quality […]

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The Top 6 Christmas Activities for the Elderly in Hertfordshire

2nd December 2019

The festive season is about having fun with friends and family. But you don’t have to be a spring chicken to get involved, so we’ve created a list of the […]

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Home Care at Christmas; How to Make the Season Enjoyable for All

7th November 2019

The festive season is just around the corner, and whether you work in care, or have a loved one who receives care, you can never be too prepared. We’re not […]

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So You Want to Become a Care Worker: What to Think About Next

24th October 2019

In the UK today, there are over 1.34 million social care workers [1] – that’s an incredibly huge amount of adults who are choosing a health and social career. For […]

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Encouraging Independence Through Home Care

1st October 2019

The conversation about independence is a frequent one around anyone being cared for, or who has a loved one receiving care. After all we’re all human; and we all want […]

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Respite Care for Children: What You Need to Know

30th September 2019

It is never an easy decision to leave a family member or loved one in someone else’s care, even if it is only for an afternoon or one day, as […]

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Abbots Care Recipe Guide

18th June 2019

Eating healthy meals is important at any stage of life. Following a few nutritional guidelines every day will help you and your family stay healthy and allow those at any […]

Planning Respite Care Ahead of the Summer Holidays?

21st May 2019

According to the latest research from Carers UK, one in eight people living in the UK – 6.5 million people in total – are carers. This means they provide crucial care […]

Why Is Dementia On The Rise?

7th May 2019

GLOBAL RISE IN DEMENTIA A number of reports have recently suggested that dementia and other neurological diseases are on the rise, and not just in the western world but globally. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

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 […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

Recruitment and Retention
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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 […]

Social Career Industry
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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.