Abacare agency in search of 150 staff for north Powys

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An agency which provides care for people in their own homes says it is looking to recruit up to 150 workers in the next four to six weeks.

Abacare based in Bangor said it has been awarded a contract to provide care across north Powys after the council retendered contracts.

It provides specialist services including dementia and palliative care.

Managing director Peter Angelides said it was difficult to find staff for these areas.

He said: "The challenges we have as a care agency is that we have to provide care for people who live in the most rural of places."

The care agency already employs more than 260 people working in Anglesey, Prestatyn and Powys, explained Mr Angelides.

Some staff would probably transfer from other agencies to work on the new contract , but he said they needed to recruit between 100 and 150 employees very quickly to meet the terms of the contract.

He said they were looking for people with a vocation for caring.

Abacare was one of four newly-appointed companies providing home care in the area, he said. The company was looking for the staff to work in the Newtown to Machynlleth areas.

"We are really looking forward to extending our excellent provision of care to the service users of Powys council," he said.

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