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Festive 'shoeboxes' enjoyed by local elderly

Created on 07/01/2021 @ 07:23
Elderly and vulnerable residents in Newtown received shoeboxes full of Christmas items donated by local people over the festive period.
Staff at Abacare in Newtown put out a call to the people of Wales for items those in their care need at this time of year and received lots of donations in response.
Jane Jones, Branch Manager at Abacare, said: “We have been running our shoebox appeal for five years now and it has got bigger and better every year.

"We received a staggering number of items, which we put together into boxes for our service users and we delivered them to those in need just before Christmas, so they had a parcel to open on the day.
“They are extremely grateful as many of the boxes contain items they’re unable to go out and get easily such as food items, hats, scarves, gloves, toiletries and more.
“The people of Wales have shown us how kind-hearted and generous they are and we can’t thank them enough.”
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 the UK.
Due to the current pandemic, Abacare needs to boost its team numbers immediately, so it can continue to protect its service users and the NHS.
It is calling on anyone who is currently fit and healthy but unable to work, following business closures and restrictions, to sign up for a care role and to help in their own communities.
Abacare can offer full training and paid work immediately to anyone willing to become a professional home carer in Wales.
Jane added: “People who took part in our shoebox appeal are the types of caring, honest, reliable and good-natured people we want working for us. They have a natural affinity to care and we would encourage them to consider taking on a position in the industry with us or even just working a few hours per week to help an elderly person in their home."


Photo: Montgomeryshire residents Shirley Myles receives a shoebox from carer Eva Jones