More frontline workers are to join the fight against coronavirus in the capital as London boroughs take action to ensure vulnerable people affected by the pandemic get the care and support they need.
As part of Proud to Care London, a partnership between councils across the capital, London boroughs are recruiting additional workers to provide essential care in their communities to vulnerable and elderly residents to meet the growing need created by the outbreak, in particular for those recovering from coronavirus.
The Proud to Care London recruitment site will link people with crucial jobs in care, while providing an opportunity for people whose employment has been affected by coronavirus to get back into work. Six positions providing important care inside care homes and residents’ own homes are available, including care workers, care managers, social workers, occupational therapists, chefs and cleaners.
Those interested can complete a short application online at www.proudtocareLondon.org.uk, with suitable candidates matched to jobs locally and receiving free online training.
Cllr Ray Puddifoot, London Councils’ Executive Member for Health & Care, said:
“I’m proud of the vital role that care workers across London have played in supporting our most vulnerable residents at this hugely challenging time, and these frontline workers will become even more critical in the weeks ahead.“By urgently recruiting more people to the sector, councils in London are taking action to ensure they can keep giving the right care and support to the growing number of people who need it.“If you’re looking for work and can fill one of these roles, make sure you register with Proud to Care London – you really could help protect the NHS and save lives in your community.”
Notes to editors
● Proud to Care London is a recruitment site for the care sector that will link people into crucial jobs in care, to help London tackle coronavirus, and provide much needed care and support to people in our communities. It has been developed as a partnership with councils across London.
● Anybody interested in working in a role in care, such as supporting people in their own home, in a care home or other residential setting, can complete a short application at www.proudtocareLondon.org.uk or here.