Parliament Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care shadows home care visit with Abbots Care

Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Department of Health and Social Care), MP Neil O’Brien spent the morning with Abbots Care on Thursday 13 October to see for himself home care delivered in the community and hear the challenges faced when recruiting and retaining a home care workforce.

After a tour of the offices where he met staff from various departments including care coordination, liaison and recruitment teams (and let’s not forget much-loved office dog, Betsy), Mr O’Brien heard from, Helen Sinden, Operations Director and Sarah Hurley, Operations Manager.

They discussed the range of home and live-in care services provided by Abbots Care to people of all ages across the South-East, what it takes to be an outstanding home care provider and the strategy in place to retain a skilled, competent and compassionate workforce.

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