A CARE company is recruiting for an extra 100 live-in carers in order to meet surging demand.
Promedica24, which has an office in Rossendale, says that the 100 newly recruited carers will work across Lancashire and North Yorkshire, while nationwide it hopes to increase its staff by around 2000 people.
The company says it is prepared to offer training to help new staff members learn to support older and vulnerable people maintain their independence in their own homes.
Sales and marketing director Darren Housden said: “Awareness of live-in care has increased during the pandemic as we’ve seen a significant rise in demand of people wanting full-time support at home.
“Live-in care has proven to be a safer alternative to care homes, especially when we are talking about limiting the spread of infectious diseases and enhancing people’s mental wellbeing by enabling them to stay in familiar surroundings.
“It’s understandable that families want to explore this option after the events of the last 12 to 18 months.”
He added: “However, candidates should remember that the job comes with a great level of responsibility and requires certain personality traits, such as empathy, resilience and patience, to be able to adequately support the physical and emotional needs of those most vulnerable.”
Promedica24’s quality assurance director Paula Beaney added that the pandemic had helped to highlight the importance of the work done by care workers.
She said: “Often forgotten and undervalued, their dedication to keeping people safe has resonated with thousands of people across the country, now seeking a fulfilling career in social care.
She added: “You’ll receive bespoke training and ongoing support from our dedicated care managers and work with a friendly team who strive to enhance the quality of people’s lives.
“Whether you’ve faced unemployment or are still furloughed, have previous care experience, or want to do something completely different, we’d love you to consider a career with Promedica24.”
To find out more, go to: https://promedica24.co.uk/.