The CEO of Home Instead Senior Care UK is urging “kind and compassionate people” in the UK to join the company as it looks to employ a further 3,000 people to bolster its workforce during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Martin Jones said he wants to ensure that there are enough care workers to deal with the increasing level of demand the provider has experienced from clients, both new and existing.
Home Instead is also recruiting for care managers, recruiters and schedulers.
Jones said: “The UK is under immense pressure due to COVID-19, and we want to ensure we can continue to commit to caring for our older clients especially following the government’s advice to remain at home and socially distance; which inevitably will leave many elderly people unable to leave their homes or see the people who they may usually day-to-day.
“We want to harness the community-spirit and kindness that is being demonstrated all over the UK right now, as those attributes are key to our work force. In particular we are seeking those who have recently lost a role in hospitality, or retail that might have transferable skills. There are so many people out there who could help us make a positive difference to older people through relationship-led care. We are urging them to step forward.”
Home Instead joins a number of home care providers launching new recruitment campaigns in the last month, including Carefound Home Care, Bluebird Care and Cera.