According to the Defra Statistical Digest of Rural England, November 2017 Edition, almost 46.6% of England’s rural population were aged 50 and over, with this number only growing over the last two years.
The Digest also says that as much as 30 per cent of people
aged 60+ in the UK use a local bus service at least once a week, but as we all
know buses can be infrequent and unexpectedly cut, leaving older adults isolated
That’s a lot of people stuck at home, right?
We don’t think anyone should feel alone, especially those
most vulnerable members of society who perhaps don’t have the means, or mental
or physical ability to get out and exercise or socialise.
It is for this reason that we like to think of our rural community Care Workers as Community Champions; the local support system providing care, support and friendship for elderly people within their community.
Why are rural carers so important?
During times of harsh weather conditions, such as flooding
or heavy snow, it can be difficult to get carers safely out to the most rural
parts of the country and this can mean we can’t always provide the levels of
care we strive for – and sometimes in the absolute worst cases, not at all.
Local Care Workers offer your neighbours the support they
need whatever the weather. A Champion might be expected to provide basic
personal care, companionship or even extra care services including cleaning, dog
walking and chaperoning when needed.
Most importantly, our Community Champions are a friendly
face and a sympathetic ear for any concerns, giving our clients peace of mind.
like to make a difference within your local community?
As a rural Community Care Worker you would have the
opportunity to work closely with a select number of local residents, building
trusting friendships and offering a helping hand. You would be providing a
service directly to those within your community and the villages surrounding
you, which will greatly benefit those most local to you.
We are looking for Champions in the rural villages of:
Gonerby Hill Foot, Great Gonerby, Manthorpe, Londonthorpe, Melton, Welby, Barrowby, Sedgebrook, Allington, Barkston, Ancaster, Wilsford, Ropsley, Caythorpe, Claypole, Long Bennington, Dry Doddington, Westborough, Hough on the Hill, Frieston, Marston, Carlton Scoop, Denton, Bitchfield, Harlaxton, Great Ponton, Little Ponton, Colsterworth, Corby Glen, Swayfield, South Witham, Stoke Rochford.
We are specifically looking for rural Care Workers who have
access to and can drive their own vehicles. You will have the flexibility of
working anything from a 0-hours contract to a fixed 40-hours contract dependent
on availability and location and will get all training provided for free.
Interested? Send us a messagewith your location, availability and any previous experience and we’ll get you booked in for an interview.
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