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Fresh plea for more care workers across Cornwall

Fresh plea for more care workers across Cornwall

Published by Sarah Yeoman at 10:52am 17th April 2020.

Written by Richard Whitehouse, Local Democracy Reporter

Cornwall Council has issued a plea to find people who registered for a recruitment drive for care workers but did not leave their contact details.

The council launched Proud To Care Cornwall in a bid to recruit more people into care work in the county to help with the coronavirus pandemic.

Hundreds of people responded and some have already been trained and are now working on the frontline.

However the council revealed today that around 300 people had indicated that they would like to be involved but the council has been unable to get in contact with them as they did not leave their contact details.

Council chief executive Kate Kennally appealed today to anyone who had registered but had not been contact by the council to go back to the website and complete their details again.

Ms Kennally also gave details of one of the people who had come forward and is now working.

Nicola is a new recruit who is now working for the STEP service which works with NHS services to provide support for people leaving hospital and going back home.

Ms Kennally provided details from a statement that Nicola had provided about how she felt about her new role.

“I feel proud to put my uniform on and making a difference to people’s lives. Each person is so different and so interesting.

“I love being able to help them in anyway that I can.”

The council chief executive added: “We do need more Nicolas, we have had a great response to our campaign but we need more.”

Anybody who is interested in a career in care work is asked to go to www.proudtocarecornwall.org.uk and register their interest.

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