More care workers urgently required across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole in response to Covid-19 crisis

Posted on Wednesday 22 April 2020

More homecare and residential care home workers are urgently required across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole to support vulnerable residents.

BCP Council is supporting its care providers to help boost the number of care workers employed to care for vulnerable residents across the area to meet increased demand.

The council has launched a recruitment campaign through Facebook with a number of local carers volunteering to be the face of the campaign. Care workers from a range of care settings have been pictured and explain why they are proud to care, and why being a care worker is so valued and important, particularly at this difficult time.

Nicole, a Healthcare Assistant at Richmondwood Care Home in Bournemouth, said: “I am proud to be a carer because we can give our residents comfort and reassurance during this lockdown and outbreak. With their families unable to visit, we make sure they feel loved, cared for and part of a family on a daily basis and to me that’s what matters the most.”

Councillor Lesley Dedman, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care, said: “Our care providers urgently need more care workers to join them. All of our care workers, including those who go out to vulnerable residents in their own home as well as staff in our residential homes do an incredibly challenging but rewarding job. I’m so proud of the work they do to ensure our vulnerable people are kept safe. By hearing the compassion and dedication of our care workers, particularly during these very difficult times, I hope will encourage more people to consider a career in care.”

For more information about a career in care in Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole, visit: www.bcpcouncil.gov.uk/proudtocare