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Join our paid carers and help save lives

Dozens of people have responded to an urgent appeal to recruit paid carers to help support older and vulnerable people in their communities but more are needed.

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By supporting people to live in their own homes or in residential care, paid carers are saving lives.

Swansea Council's social care teams have already opened 35 new social care beds and more will be added in the coming weeks to support our communities through the Coronavirus pandemic.

The council is especially interested in returners - those who've experience of the care sector as residential or domiciliary care workers and would be willing to come back to the sector - who could help out. But the appeal is also going out to those with little or no experience as training will be provided.

Mark Child, Cabinet Member for Adult Services, said social care was critical in reducing the pressure on people being admitted to hospital and in supporting them when they are well enough to leave.

He said: "I would like to thank all those who have responded to our urgent appeal to date as well as those existing staff who are doing an incredible job when our communities need their skills the most.

"The care that we provide for our elderly and vulnerable supports the NHS, saves lives, and has never been needed more.

"We are particularly appealing for people who have worked within the care sector previously who would consider returning to work during these unprecedented times.

"If you have ever worked as a domiciliary care worker or in a residential care home, we are urging you to please get in touch.  Staff are needed throughout Swansea, you must be 18 years old, can start immediately and be able to work flexibly."

Experience is desirable but not essential, as relevant training will be provided to everyone and PPE provided where necessary.

Please visit our website www.swansea.gov.uk/coronaviruscareroles

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