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Leonard Cheshire needs more staff during COVD-19 crisis

Leonard Cheshire, a charity that provides services for disabled people, has launched a recruitment drive. This is to ensure that it has enough staff during the coming months of the Coronavirus crisis.

Across the UK it provides a home for around 2,700 disabled adults with different levels of need. This includes Agate House, home to 36 disabled adults in Ampthill.

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. As well as increase the bank of staff it can draw on for the next few months and beyond.

While it requires some nursing staff, vacancies for many roles, such as support workers, do not require any care sector experience.

Being kind, willing to learn and help is the most important thing. Full training and support will be provided.

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.

“Our staff and volunteers at our services have been incredible. But like every social care provider we are experiencing staffing pressures in some locations. While we are currently coping, we have to ensure we have a pool of motivated people we can draw on if this situation changes and gaps are filled.”

To find out more about the roles go to leonardcheshire.org/urgentvacancies.