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Appeal for 50 new caregivers amid Covid-19 pressures

Appeal for 50 new caregivers amid Covid-19 pressures

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 8:09am 24th March 2020. (Updated at 8:10am 24th March 2020)

A home care provider in Tavistock and the Tamar Valley is recruiting 50 new caregivers as the demand for services spirals.

Home Instead Senior Care, which provides care to older people in their own homes, has announced the plans due to the pressures brought by coronavirus.

Bosses say the global Covid-19 pandemic is leading to the shedding of jobs across many sectors, particularly those in hospitality, with businesses closing their doors.

With people aged over 70 being asked to socially distance, Home Instead is able to offer a jobs boost for local people as it looks for more caring and compassionate people to ensure continuity of its care service. 

elderly care

“We want to throw a lifeline out to people who might have been made redundant or asked to reduce their hours in the wake of the coronavirus. The pandemic has caused distress, anxiety and worry to many people, and as a company that cares for the elderly, we need you more than ever.”

“Our service is companionship-based so people don’t need to have experience as full training is provided. What’s really important is that people have the right attitude and a caring and empathetic nature.

“We would like to reassure everyone that we are taking all recommended safety measures and are continuing to adhere to government’s advice whilst doing as much as we can to care for our clients.”

Lynn Roddy, owner of Home Instead Tavistock and Tamar Valley

Anyone interested should contact 01822 367942 or visit the website here.

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