Internet searches for care worker jobs soared by 144% in the lockdown - and care providers such as Avant Homecare have been able to take on new care staff.
"We have seen an increase in applications for carer roles, and we have taken on new staff which is good news for the communities we serve," says Sally Graham, founder of Avant Healthcare, which provides home care services in areas including YOUR LOCATION.
"The response to the pandemic from the home care sector has seen a far greater appreciation of the work that carers do from Government and the community in general. That and the growth of a geniune desire to provide practical help in the community has led many more people to consider care as a career. As a care provider we see are seeing the benefit of that in terms of increased recruitment, which in turn benefits local people."
Avant Homecare's dedicated staff deliver the kind of services that are increasingly needed in communities as a result of the pandemic, and that's a wider range of services than you may expect.
"From personal care to dog walking, picking up shopping or medications, or setting up technology so people can communicate during lockdown, our staff do it all - and you could be one of them," says Sally. All staff are trained to provide a wide range of services, all the while strictly following Government guidelines to do so safely and the correct utilisation of PPE.
If you have empathy and compassion and a practical approach, a career as a carer with Avant can deliver the satisfaction of knowing that your work makes a real difference to local people's lives.
But that's not all: Avant carers are paid competitive rates, get professional and ongoing training, and are encouraged to gain a QCF Diploma in Health and Social Care. Avant offers numerous benefits including flexible working, help claiming childcare vouchers, and the chance to join Discount For Carers, a group that offers discounts on shopping, fashion, holidays, mobiles, broadband and more.
For those who want to progress, Avant encourages care workers to climb the professional ladder.
To join Avant's team of carers, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0203 805 0610.