Ideal Carehomes has announced it is offering flexible paid work to support those who have been financially affected by the coronavirus outbreak.
As well as helping cover for staff who may fall ill, the scheme is designed to offer additional income for local people who have suffered a loss in income because of the outbreak.
Sarah Colling, Head of Development and Engagement at Ideal Carehomes, who is the driving force behind the ‘Ideal Academy’ and flexible workers initiative, said: “As communities throughout the UK continue to suffer the effects of the coronavirus, it is important that we are continuing the daily running of our care homes as normal and maintaining residents current lives with as little disruption to them as possible.
“In the event that some of our current staff teams are unwell and unable to work, these key members of the community can utilise their cooking, cleaning and domestic skills to enable our dedicated care staff to continue what they do best – caring for our residents.”
Stacey Linn, Director at Ideal Carehomes, added: “We hope our contingencies in place are able to bring peace of mind to both local people, who may have reduced income, and to our residents and their relatives. It is very heart-warming to see communities joining together and working as a team.”
Workers will be paid £9 an hour to help perform key tasks, including: kitchen work, cleaning, laundry, serving meals, and everyday tasks such as making a cup of tea.
They will not be required to perform any personal care or assist residents without the supervision of the trained care staff and it will be mandatory for new workers to complete essential DBS and health checks prior to their first shift.
The flexible workers will also be given access to key E-learning portals via the newly launched Ideal Academy, providing important training including, dementia awareness, person-centred care, safeguarding and first aid.
For more information about flexible working opportunities at Ideal Carehomes, contact 0113 385 3887 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.