Joined Up Careers Derbyshire is supporting homecare providers across Derby and Derbyshire to help recruit people to provide much needed support to vulnerable residents in our communities.

Local homecare providers have open positions in homecare available now, with full pay, flexible hours and training and opportunities for people to progress their career within the sector. 

The recruitment drive is essential to local efforts to support people in their own homes this winter – especially those who are elderly and vulnerable. 

The rallying call for homecare workers is part of the Pathway to Health and Social (PHSC) project which supports job-seekers in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire on their pathways into training or employment within the health and social care sector.

Working with a dedicated advisor, individuals will be fully supported to explore the range of roles and free training available within the sector. The project is open to anyone unemployed and living within Derbyshire or Nottinghamshire, with an interest in training and working within health and social care.

Pathways to Health and Social Care is part-funded by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF).

A spokesperson for Joined Up Careers Derbyshire said: “Across the area, we are asking people a simple question – could you care? Could you care for someone who needs a little extra support in their homes, helping with practical and everyday tasks? 

“Homecare work makes a huge different to people. The work can be local to your home, and be flexible around hours to suit your home, family or social commitments.

“You don’t need qualifications or past experience for these roles – you just need to be the type of person who is able to provide quality care. If you are compassionate, patient and respectful, you should think about getting into the care workforce.”

If you are looking for support to find a role or want to find out more about training, please email: dhcft.joinedupcareers@nhs.net

For further information, please visit https://joinedupcareers.co.uk/about/pathways-health-and-social-care