Home care recruitment event in Llanfair next month
September 23 2019
A drop-in session for people who are interested in a rewarding role delivering care is taking place in Llanfair Caereinion next month.
Powys County Council is teaming up with local home care provider Abacare, Direct Payments agency, PeoplePlus, and Social Care Wales' We Care Campaign to hold an event at the town's Institute on Wednesday October 2nd between 3pm and 6.30pm.
The work is part of a campaign to encourage more people into the social care sector throughout Wales, including taking up the roles of home care worker and Personal Assistant. National organisation Social Care Wales estimates that some 20,000 more people will be needed to work in care in Wales by 2030.
Councillor Stephen Hayes is the council's Cabinet Member with responsibility for Adult Social Care. "If you are interested in a job delivering care and support, please feel free to come along to have a chat with the team at the drop-in. They'll be able to give you details about the flexible career options available within the sector."
He explained that Llanfair Caereinion has been chosen for the drop-in as this part of Powys is one of the areas where there is a need for more home care workers.
Cllr. Hayes said that both home care worker and Personal Assistant roles are flexible careers that could be suited to parents/grandparents or guardians who need to work around their childcare responsibilities, for example working outside 'school run' times. The roles can be full or part-time and there are many opportunities for career progression within this sector.
Personal Assistants are employed by a service user and support with a wide range of tasks which help to increase an individual's independence and make a real difference to their quality of life.
Many care workers in Powys are employed by outside agencies - such as Abacare - although some are employed directly by Powys County Council itself.
You can find contact details for the agencies - as well as details about council jobs - via https://en.powys.gov.uk/article/7722/Work-as-a-Homecare-Worker