Last week in response to the COVID19 outbreak the Government called upon retired nurses and doctors to return to work with the line ‘your NHS needs you’. Care England, the largest representative body for independent providers of adult social care, is complementing this message, ‘social care needs you too’.
The adult social care sector too will require the support of the nation in the coming months if it is tocontinue to support some of society’s most vulnerable at these most worrying of times. We encourage those who are willing and able, to do so by joining the adult social care workforce.
Our message is that social care is still open for business – social care needs your help.
Firstly, we call upon retired staff with experience in the adult social care sector to engage in this national effort to keep social care operational.
Secondly, those who are currently not working; particularly those in catering, hospitality or air travel, as a result of the outbreak are encouraged to support the adult social care sector.
In addition, we encourage the UK’s population to utilise the provisions made within the Coronavirus Bill with regards to ‘Emergency Volunteering Leave’.
Lastly, if you have previously worked in the social care sector, there has never been a more important time for your skills and knowledge to be reclaimed.If you’re in one of these groups – social care needs you.Many providers have noted that they already see rising levels of Covid-19 related absences. This combined with the already extremely high levels of vacancy rates in the adult social care sector has the potential to create a perfect storm for the sector. However, with your help we can act to avert such a reality and the negative implications it would have upon some of society’s most vulnerable individuals.
Professor Martin Green OBE
Chief Executive: Care England DH: Independent Sector Dementia Champion
If you are interested in joining Apple House Care Homes, we are now recruiting a task force to support our regular team. We offer online and on-site training, a fast turn-around of DBS and referencing checks and excellent remuneration. There are three alternative routes to joining our team:
Experienced care workers are invited to apply for one of our few vacant permanent positions, or:
We invite those with or without experience, but who are compassionate, trustworthy, reliable and hard working to join us as a paid Social Care Apprentice on a 3 or 6 month fixed term contract to support people with a learning disability in their community based care home during the pandemic. There may be the possibility of joining our permanent team.
Join us as an unpaid (but much appreciated) Social Care community volunteer!
Please reach out to the care home you are interested in joining by going to their page on this website via the link in the main menu and telephoning the home directly. Please note that all new recruits will be located where needed most! Thank you for considering responding to this Call To Arms and joining the Social Care recruitment drive! Together we can beat this pandemic and keep the most vulnerable in our communities safe and thriving.
— Jane Montrose, Managing Director, Apple House Care Homes