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Private and public partnership to fill social care vacancies

Successful adult social care recruitment drive

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A recruitment drive to help social care providers recruit to vacant posts is starting to pay off.

The county council’s has been working hard throughout the coronavirus pandemic to ensure that the providers have the staff they need to provide vital services to the vulnerable and those having to self- isolate.

The Inspired to Care team launched a recruitment initiative in April this year to support all social care providers, including those meeting the needs of older people and working age adults, so they could carry on their vital work during the pandemic. 

Within three months of operation, the team placed over 60 candidates with social care providers across the county.  

Apple House in Wigston took part in the initiative. Owner, Shahina Vali said: “We had some great candidates from the county council, who are now proving to be a real asset to our team. During the pandemic, we were in urgent need of extra staff but with their support our residents never felt the pressure. We cannot thank them enough for all their help, it really is much appreciated.”

During the pandemic, it has been vital that all adult social care providers work together to ensure that everyone can provide the best level of care and they have the right staff in place, whether they are  support workers, housekeepers or front-line care professionals.

I am proud to say that we have received excellent feedback from the providers. Our priority has always been to ensure the safety and wellbeing of people accessing adult social care services.

The Inspired to Care project is continuing to recruit people in the following positions to support those in need:

• Previous care professionals 
• People who are out of work or have reduced hours
• Self-employed people
• Retail, hospitality, or leisure professionals
• Students or graduates

No experience is necessary, with full training being provided to ensure applicants can begin work as soon as possible.

Mr Blunt added: “Social care support has never been so important and the roles on offer will give Leicestershire residents the opportunity to make a difference in their local communities, support the most vulnerable to stay safe and well, and carry out a rewarding role.”

For more information and to apply visit or call 0116 305 5186.


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