The Swansea Labour-led Council administration has launched an urgent appeal to recruit paid carers to help support older and vulnerable people in the city’s communities during the Coronavirus crisis.
The council is especially interested in returners – those who’ve experience of the care sector as residential or domiciliary care workers and would be willing to come back to the sector – who could help out.
But the appeal is also going out to those with little or no experience as training will be provided, with the council having launched a recruitment drive.
Labour Cllr Mark Child, Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said: “We are urgently recruiting carers to help support older and vulnerable residents of Swansea during the coronavirus outbreak.
“We are here for Swansea and older people and the most vulnerable in our communities have never needed their council more.
“We are particularly appealing for people who have worked within the care sector previously who would consider returning to work during these unprecedented times.
“If you have ever worked as a domiciliary care worker or in a residential care home, we are urging you to please get in touch. Staff are needed throughout Swansea, you must be 18 years old, can start immediately and be able to work flexibly
“Any help in providing care you can give will be hugely-appreciated and could help the NHS save lives.”
Experience is desirable but not essential, as relevant training will be provided to everyone and PPE provided where necessary.
Please visit our website www.swansea.gov.uk/coronaviruscareroles for all the details.