Scottish care homes in urgent appeal to students and laid off staff to apply for jobs with elderly

Renaissance Care  are appealing for help during the coronavirus outbreakRenaissance Care  are appealing for help during the coronavirus outbreak
Renaissance Care are appealing for help during the coronavirus outbreak | JPIMedia
A care home provider has appealed to the recently unemployed and university students to fill ‘vital care roles for elderly’

Renaissance Care are looking for people to fill emergency positions within their company to care for its elderly residents amid the evolving coronavirus situation.

The company who run four homes in Edinburgh alone, with another ten across Scotland, have expressed concern that as people across the country begin to self-isolate, an increase in staffing for elderly care homes becomes more urgent.

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They are looking for university students who are no longer in classes, or those who have been made unemployed in the hospitality sector to apply for the roles.

Robert Kilgour, chairman of Renaissance Care, said: “We’re making an appeal to staff who have found themselves without a job, particularly within hospitality and leisure sectors, and students who are no longer able to study, to get in touch about carer positions in our homes across Scotland.

“At a time of unbelievable uncertainty and crisis, it’s vital that we’re able to build a workforce ready to care for our vulnerable residents.

“The health and well-being of our residents is our priority and our staff are critically important to us.

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“As many find themselves without work, we have roles across Scotland where hospitality and leisure workers can reapply their experience and strong work ethics to a position that is essential to some of the most vulnerable in our society.”

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