Lancashire Care Hero recruitment campaign launched

Thursday, March 4, 2021

A new recruitment campaign to find more care workers to support older people and adults with disabilities is being launched today (Thursday 4 March).



Lancashire County Council's Care Hero campaign aims to find caring people, who may or may not have experience in the care sector, to provide care support in several temporary roles. The care sector is still experiencing pressures due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

The county council is particularly looking for people to come forward in the West Lancashire, Morecambe and Lancaster areas.

Several temporary paid roles are available including positions supporting older people at care homes, day centres and adults with disabilities in day services, short break services or supported living schemes.

These temporary jobs could lead to a permanent position with the county council or a care provider.

In addition to the temporary jobs, the county council is advertising several permanent positions supporting adults, from social workers and care assistants, to care home staff and day centre workers.

County Councillor Graham Gooch, cabinet member for adult services, said: "We're looking for people to support elderly or disabled adults in care homes, day centres, in their own home and at supported living schemes.

"The temporary roles will help deal with the added pressures that the Covid-19 pandemic has placed on our health and social care system.

"There are also a number of permanent positions for people who want a longer-term role working in our superb teams, which do a tremendous job supporting elderly people and people with disabilities.

"Full training will be provided along with guidance and support from more experienced managers. Visit our website to find out more."

Personal protective equipment (PPE) and regular Covid testing will also be provided. Anyone taking up a role would be eligible for a Covid-19 vaccination.

For more information about becoming a Lancashire Care Hero and to apply, visit our vacancies page.

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