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Nottingham needs home care workers as recruitment drive launched

Nottingham City Council is coordinating a campaign to encourage more people to become home care workers to provide much-needed support to vulnerable residents in our communities.

Local homecare providers have jobs in homecare available now, with full pay, flexible hours and training and opportunities for people to progress their careers within the sector.

The recruitment drive is essential to the city’s efforts to support people to stay living independently in their own homes – especially those who are elderly and vulnerable. This is also important in helping the NHS to discharge patients back to their homes.

Cllr Linda Woodings, Portfolio Holder for Adults and Health at Nottingham City Council, said: “We are working with our care providers to increase our capacity in homecare.

“Nottingham needs more homecare workers. It’s as simple as that. We need them to provide vital support to our elderly and vulnerable residents. We really want to help people to live as independently as possible but we need homecare workers to support them.

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“Homecare workers make a real difference to people’s lives. They allow people to live independently – rather than go into temporary care homes or longer-term placements.

“Working in homecare can also make a difference to your own life as well as the lives of others, it’s an incredibly rewarding job where you know you have made a difference so you get real job satisfaction. Not only that – the work can be local to your home, and be flexible around hours to suit your home, family or social commitments.

“You don’t need qualifications or past experience for these roles – you just need to be the type of person who is able to provide quality care. If you are compassionate, patient, respectful and dedicated to helping to improve the lives of the people you support, you should think about getting into the care workforce.

“We are working with our partners in health and care to improve and make visible the career progression in the sector but there already are great opportunities to develop. From day one, though, you would be making a real difference to people in our city, and starting off on what could be a lifetime career in the sector, by supporting people to live well in their own homes.”

The rallying call for homecare workers is part of the council’s Pathway to Health and Social (PHSC) programme, which aims to ensure there are enough carers to support people in their own homes.

Pathways to Health and Social Care is partly funded by Nottingham City Council and the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF).

For all job roles recruited to:

–            You will be fully paid

–            You will be trained – no previous experience is necessary, just a desire to care for others

–            Your DBS safeguarding check will be paid for

–            We will support you through your application

–            You will be designated ‘key worker’ status

–            You will be provided with full Personal Protective Equipment, such as gloves and aprons

 

To find out more about care worker roles at local providers please visit https://www.nottinghamjobs.com/homecarejobs

email  PHSC.Admin@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

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