Future-proof your career says Swindon home care boss

By Jessica Durston - 5 October 2021

  • Alison, Home Instead CAREGiver

    Alison, Home Instead CAREGiver

John Kirk of Home Instead has 10 vacancies at his care company which has clients across Swindon.

The Swindon-based home care company boss declares that caring is a ‘job of the future’, urging people to come onboard as he pledges to build an army of caregivers to provide support in the local community.

John says that jobs in his sector are future-proof, referring to the resilience of care work against a backdrop of sectors such as hospitality and travel that have been so badly impacted by the pandemic. He says that with the Government’s furlough ending, it is expected that many people will sadly lose their jobs.

With an ageing population, home care is said to have seen a huge increase in demand, so much so that there is a national shortage of caregivers.

The UK has an estimated ageing population of over 14.28 million baby boomers who are coming into older age over the next few years. The millennial generation follows a close second at an estimated 14.22 million people.

Recruitment Manager at Home Instead Robyn Taylor, said: “The role of a caregiver is so rewarding. Many people have reached out to us over the last couple of years who have never worked in care before – and they are thriving! I’d encourage anyone thinking about the role to get in touch with us, and find out what we have to offer.”

Alison joined Home Instead in 2019 as a caregiver. 

She said: “I had no prior experience in care, so I was a bit hesitant as to whether the role was right for me. It didn’t take me long to realise that anyone with a warm heart can perform a caregiver role well.

“I was delighted to recently be promoted to a full-time senior caregiver. The care sector really is a profession you can thrive and progress in, and I would urge anyone to come onboard if they want to make a difference in the community!”

It is estimated that the adults social care sector in England has approximately 112,000 unfilled vacancies at any one time.

Home Instead is a national company with 10,000 caregiver vacancies to fill in the coming two years.

More information on the 10 vacancies in Swindon can be found by calling 01793 988538 or by visiting https://www.homeinstead.co.uk/swindon/

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