21,000 live-in carers are needed across the UK
Hospitals struggle to find places for the vulnerable and elderly in the community to free up much needed hospital beds for COVID-19 patients. Residential nursing homes are turning away elderly patients being discharged from hospital. Ashridge Home Care has joined forces with the Live-In Care Hub and several other care providers to launch a national recruitment campaign to recruit live-in carers.
Ashridge Home Care provides live-in care services to vulnerable people in Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire and across South East of England. Trudi Scrivener Managing Director of Ashridge Home Care said: “I can understand why many care home managers would feel the risk to other residents it too high to accept patients leaving hospital. This is why people must start to understand that there is an alternative to residential care. One to one live-in care provides a safe option.”
She continued: “Here, at Ashridge Home Care it is business as usual. In fact, we’re even busier than usual, as communities pull together in this time of crisis. I am working closely with the Live-In Care Hub – a group of 21 high quality live-in care providers spanning a huge network across the country – who are willing and able to help. We all have the capacity to help vulnerable people across the UK and we are working tirelessly to stay on top of COVID 19 by embarking on a massive nationwide recruitment campaign to ensure there are live-in carers for everyone that needs one. This increased drive includes a robust training programme ensuring that every new applicant can be trained and ready to work with clients within a matter of days.”
Now more than ever we are seeing people from all walks of life who want to contribute and help people in need. Ashridge Home Care is recruiting to join their 50 plus team of carers. These are paid for positions and no prior caring experience is necessary as training will be given. The company provides first class training and PPE. As an example a Tring based yoga teacher with no prior caring experience joined the Ashridge team as a visiting carer and was matched with two.
Ashridge Home Care’s trained head office team will work closely with NHS staff to free bed space by enabling elderly and vulnerable patients to be discharged sooner to their homes with a qualified carer to look after them and manage medication, household chores and communication with loved ones.
Its service is continuing without disruption, all calls will be answered as normal by an office team member who are all working remotely and available 24/7.
To find out more about Ashridge Home Care and how to join the team, visit www.ashridgehomecare.co.uk or telephone 01494 917344.
Or see The Live-In Care Hub at www.liveincarehub.co.uk