Help us to make a real difference and continue vital care and support

Make a real difference graphic. Featuring Eileen Jones with her carer Karen Bradley Published Friday, 27th March 2020

The county continues to pull together against Coronavirus, and we’re always looking out for people to help us make a real difference.

As our staff respond to Coronavirus, the council needs to ensure that the care requirements of our residents are met.

To do this, the County Council needs people to come forward and help us to back-fill and support a number of caring roles across the county, whether that be in our day centres, care homes, residential care settings and in people’s homes.

The County Council is offering a number of competitively paid job opportunities. You do not need any prior care experience, just a willingness to help.

The job opportunities come with training and the benefits of being a WCC employee including pensions scheme, five weeks annuals, plus bank holidays.

If you’re able to be ‘here to help’, we’d like to hear from you.

Elaine Carolan, Interim Director of Adult Services, said: ”We’ve been truly humbled by the number of offers of help and support we’ve had in so far across the county.
It’s really clear that the people of Worcestershire truly are here to help, and just want to support where they can. The current situation has changed so much for so many, and it continues to develop. But some things must continue to stay the same, and we really need your help to make sure those most in need across the county, continue to receive help and support.”

Councillor Adrian Hardman, Cabinet Member with Responsibility for Adult Social Care, said: “I want to thank those people who have been in touch already. The situation remains unprecedented and our brilliant social care staff are doing a fantastic job.

“As we move forward, we know that our current staff will need help to manage the demand across Worcestershire, and this is where we need your support. One thing that has come out of this outbreak, is the desire shown by people to support others and we have a range of roles available for you to help care for those most in need across the county.”

More information, including details of how to apply, can be found on the make a real difference pages ofthe Council's website.