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County council supports recruitment of carers

A recruitment campaign to provide nearly 460 additional carers across Staffordshire will help people live independently in their own homes for as long as possible.

The army of carers will be recruited by contracted care companies across the county, in partnership with Staffordshire County Council.

The carers, who between them will be carrying out more than half a million hours of care over the next year, will be helping some of the most vulnerable adults in Staffordshire live independently in their own homes, or getting them back on their feet as quickly as possible after a hospital stay.

The recruitment campaign forms part of the county council’s commitment to spending a record £310million on adult care over the next year, with the bulk of it being spent on helping the frail or elderly return home after a hospital stay, or longer-term support with personal care.

Alan White, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing said:

“People in the county are living longer, and more people are needing support as they get older. Families and communities can do a lot to help people and some will need support from a carer.

“We want to encourage people to take up a career in caring – it is an extremely rewarding profession, and the work can fit around other commitments in people’s lives.  There is also a lot of training and development available for people who want to make it a career.”

More information about the benefits of working in care and the type of roles available can be found at www.carecareerstaffordshire.org.