Care sector put in the spotlight
JOBCENTRE Plus and Plymouth's Bluebird Care have teamed up to promote careers in the care sector – particularly for older job-seekers.
The organisations want to find people who have not thought about the sector, especially those who are older, to consider it.
They have even organised a care recruitment day for next Wednesday.
Employment advisor Lisa Farmer said: "We have been working closely with the directors at Bluebird Care to develop a tailored service to fulfil their recruitment needs.
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"Together we have identified that although care is suitable for anybody it may particularly suit those people of the older generation, whose skills gained in life and other areas of, are seen as a great asset within care."
Alexander Allan, director of home-care provider Bluebird Care, said: "We are looking for the right person who has high standards and good emotional intelligence."
Careworker Lesley Jarvis said: "Older people think changing or starting a new profession is impossible but in care, extra years are a bonus.
"Being a little older puts our older customers a bit more at ease, I'm their daughter's age rather than their granddaughter's."