Recruitment day held in Leeds

Posted on March 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

People in Leeds were able to find out more about pursuing a career as a home carer, at a recruitment event held in March. Leeds Social Services needs home carers urgently to help meet increased demand. Homecare services resource manager Margaret Pease said that, despite playing a critical role within every community, many people had little knowledge or understanding of what social care staff actually do. “This has been a major barrier for Leeds Social Services, when trying to recruit new homecarers,” Ms Pease said. “Social care is a challenging and complex job which brings real rewards in helping vulnerable people in the community. Sadly, many people do not understand what this job actually entails. “We want to get away from the image that homecarers are little more than domestic helpers, and highlight the vital role they play, not only for the person they are caring for, but also for their families and the wider community. “We hope this event has encouraged a range of people in the area to consider entering

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