One of the UK’s largest charity providers of services for disabled people has launched a recruitment drive to ensure it has enough staff during the coming months of the coronavirus crisis.
Leonard Cheshire operates residential care services across the south west, including St Teresa’s, a home for 27 adults in Penzance.
Frontline social care staff in these services have been designated as key workers by the Government as the fight against the spread of Covid-19 continues and the country adjusts to lockdown.
Social care providers are helping to ease pressure on the NHS, with Leonard Cheshire supporting and caring for people who could be more vulnerable to the virus.
The charity is now reaching out to workers affected by coronavirus measures in sectors such as the hospitality, travel and other industries.
With UK cases of coronavirus predicted to rise rapidly and peak in the coming weeks, Leonard Cheshire wants to fill current permanent and temporary vacancies and increase the bank of staff it can draw on for the next few months and beyond.
David Jessop, executive director people at Leonard Cheshire, said: “We are looking for people who want to make a difference during these uncertain times. We have some great permanent and temporary roles right now. If you are caring, compassionate and interested in supporting disabled people – we want to hear from you.”
To find out more about the roles go to leonardcheshire.org/urgentvacancies