A new social care recruitment campaign, Proud to Care London, has received over 800 registrations from people across the capital who are keen to ensure vulnerable Londoners affected by the coronavirus pandemic receive the care and support they need.
Less than a week since launching, the campaign – a partnership between councils across London – has seen 823 people register to provide essential care in communities across the capital, with approximately 50% of registrations coming from people with care experience, either professional or personal.
The Proud to Care London online portal enables people to register their interest in care jobs within their communities, while also providing opportunities for those whose employment has been affected by the pandemic to get back into work.
The campaign is looking for people to help with a variety of care sector roles. Most roles currently available are for care workers, but other positions include social workers, occupational therapists, chefs, and cleaners.
Cllr Ray Puddifoot, London Councils’ Executive Member for Health & Care, said:
“The response since the launch of this campaign has been hugely positive and these new roles will provide much needed assistance to frontline workers already looking after vulnerable people in this difficult time.
“As the pandemic continues there will be a growing number of people across London who will need additional support and the correct care, meaning this ongoing urgent recruitment to the sector is vital.
“Thank you to all those who have already registered. If you believe you can make a difference and help care for someone who needs it, make sure to register with Proud to Care London.”
Notes to editors
● Proud to Care London (#ProudToCareLondon) links people into crucial jobs in the capital’s care sector, helping London tackle coronavirus and providing 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.