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CAREER CHANGERS: Home Instead CAREGivers stories


Home Instead are a local home care provider, helping older people to live well and independently in their own homes.

“Given the work we do, we are key workers and have continued operating fully throughout the pandemic, trying to help keep people safe and remain out of hospital during the past 18 months. As a result of the increasing need for home care and to continue to support our existing client’s needs, both of our franchises, (Home Instead Wetherby and North Leeds, and Home Instead Ilkley, Skipton and Settle) are recruiting for CAREGivers to help support our clients further. In total we have opportunities available for nearly 100 CAREGivers throughout the year. This is a hugely secure and rewarding role, with a chance to really support individuals on a day to day basis.”

Whilst many local businesses are being impacted by the pandemic, causing a rise in unemployment, one local business has 80 jobs on offer for people with or without sector experience.

Home Instead Wetherby and North Leeds, a company that provides at-home care, is looking for new caregivers to meet an increase in demand due to the pandemic. Given the number of businesses in the area that have had to close or make redundancies, including in retail and hospitality, the company hopes to improve the local employment rate.

Home Instead employs caregivers who come from a range of sectors; a warm heart and desire to make a difference is prized over previous experience. The company provides services from companionship through to personal care and specialised dementia care. The company are also looking to recruit up to 5 live-in caregivers, who move into a client’s home and provide care.

Simon White, owner of Home Instead Wetherby and North Leeds, says: “It’s heartbreaking to see some successful businesses in the area suffer due to the virus. Across Leeds, Wetherby and the whole of West Yorkshire, there are people whose future employment is uncertain through no fault of their own. We’re looking for 80 kind-hearted and friendly people to join our team of caregivers who provide care and companionship to seniors across the area.

“Whether you have faced redundancy or want to try something new, we’d love you to consider working for Home Instead. You don’t need to have a background in care- we will offer you the training you need and immerse you in the company’s values which ensure that the care we deliver is outstanding.”

To find out more about Home Instead Wetherby and North Leeds and its caregiving vacancies, visit https://www.homeinstead.co.uk/wetherby.


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