Urgent! Could you help care for vulnerable people in Lancashire?

Join our care team in Lancashire

Lancashire County Council is committed to helping keep the most vulnerable people in our county safe and supported as we face the unprecedented challenge of the coronavirus.

As a county council we know this is something we cannot do on our own.  We need to come together across Lancashire during this uncertain and difficult time to make sure we can safeguard our most vulnerable residents, particularly those currently in a care setting.

We are now urgently recruiting more paid carers to care for our most vulnerable residents so if you are caring, responsible and good with people, please get in touch.  

We also have a need for cleaners in our care homes.

This is no small role, every time you support someone with personal care it helps make a direct impact on helping our collective fight against the virus.

Our roles

Your role will involve making a difference to vulnerable peoples’ lives by supporting them with everyday tasks that they now struggle to do without some help. You may be based in a residential home providing specialised support or be asked to provide more general support for people with a variety of care needs.

Depending on each individual’s needs, you could be helping at mealtimes, supporting people to wash, take a bath, get dressed or helping people to take their medication. You could also be organising individual and group activities for people and supporting them to take part.

We have a number of flexible, temporary and permanent paid roles.

Training and experience

If you have recently left a role in the care sector or have previous experience in a care setting we would love to hear from you. 

If you don’t have any experience but want to help out, please get in touch too as experience is not essential.  

Training and support

A range of training resources, development and support will be provided along with guidance and support from more experienced managers to make sure you are able to carry out your work safely.

Personal Protective Equipment

Along with other care providers, we will of course provide all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which it is necessary to carry out the role safely.  This will vary depending upon the setting you could be working in and we will only place people in roles they are comfortable with. 

We're continuing to work with our partners to monitor PPE levels on a daily basis to make sure supplies are distributed where they are needed most.

DBS checks

Some of these posts will need a DBS check which will be arranged, but if you already have one please let us know when we contact you.

Join our team

Please complete the details below to register your interest and we will be in touch with you.

 

Further information

We understand that you may have questions before registering your interest.  We have provided some information below, which we hope will help you.

We have developed training packs that can be accessed by anyone who is coming forward to offer their services in frontline social care roles.

These provide the opportunity to familiarise yourself with the roles you may be undertaking, before and during commencing any role.

Along with other care providers, we will supplement these online resources with any on-the-job training/support that is necessary within care settings.

Along with other care providers, we will of course provide all Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) which it is necessary to carry out the role safely.  This will vary depending upon the setting you could be working in and we will only place people in roles they are comfortable with. 

We're continuing to work with our partners to monitor PPE levels on a daily basis to make sure supplies are distributed where they are needed most.

If you have been furloughed by your employer, you are able to undertake additional paid work with another employer,  providing your employer permits this.

In some cases, employers have stipulated that a condition of the furlough arrangement is that their employees do not take up any paid work during the furlough period.

Please check this with your employer before applying for paid work with the council or any other care providers.