A regional recruitment drive has been launched across the North West to find care workers who can help provide support and care for some of Warrington’s most vulnerable people.

Are you compassionate and want to make a difference to people’s lives every day? Want to play a part in supporting your local community and caring for the most vulnerable? Enjoy working in a person-centred environment? Then a career in care could be for you. Working in adult social care can be challenging but is one of the most rewarding jobs around.

The Care Hero Campaign – which originally launched in April 2020 during the first coronavirus wave, aims to bring even more people into the care sector so that staffing levels can match current and future demand.

With the pandemic continuing to put increased pressure on hospital wards and social care services, the council is keen to recruit even more carers in the short-term to deal with the crisis and beyond.

Three roles have been highlighted as being the most urgent to recruit for:

  • Care staff in Residential or Nursing home Care
  • Support staff in Supported Living settings
  • Domiciliary Care or Home Care staff

Full training will be available to those recruited, and all staff will be provided with adequate personal protective equipment (PPE) to enable to them to do their job safely and support people who need it most. Recruits will also have access to a Covid-19 vaccine as a care worker, alongside regular testing.

The Care Heroes campaign is being coordinated by the North West Association of Directors of Adult Social Services (ADASS), in conjunction with local authorities - including in Warrington.

If you are interested in a career in care, you simply need to register your details, which will be sent to the council and then shared with independent providers of adult social care who require staff in your area.

Cllr Rebecca Knowles, cabinet member for statutory health and adult social care, said: “We are on a collective mission to recruit people from across the region to support adult social care services during the ongoing pandemic. There are lots of rewarding, varied and flexible roles available across the adult social care sector, and all you need to start are the qualities of compassion and patience, as there’s training for everything else.

“As a care worker, you can work flexibly with a job that fits around your other commitments. Working in adult social care is an incredibly rewarding job and will really suit people who are kind, caring and compassionate who have good communication skills.

“If you have been recently furloughed or have been made redundant due to the coronavirus pandemic, then there’s a wide range of roles available in Warrington where you can make a real difference to local communities. If you think this is you, then please do get in touch.” 

For more information and to apply to become a Care Hero, please visit the Greater Jobs website.