National home care provider, Guinness Care, is calling for people to take up a career as a Community Carer at a time of national crisis, and to really help make a difference to their local community.

With people over 70 years of age now having to social distance themselves and remain in their homes, it is vital now, more than ever, that those people who need care at home can continue to receive the care and support they need.

Guinness Care is now looking for people, with or without experience in adult social care, to join them in care roles across the UK. Perhaps someone who has the necessary transferable skills from previous employment and would like a career that really makes a difference to people’s lives. With the possibility of current carers having to self-isolate, they will be reassured to know that there are others to step into the role to continue keeping their customers safe and well.

Working as a Community Carer at Guinness is a rewarding and valued role. Day to day tasks, such as, delivering personal care, assisting with medication, making the bed, preparing meals or just being there to talk, will mean more people can continue to live in their own home, maintaining their independence.

One Care at Home customer said: “The carers are doing an amazing job. They have all pulled together to make sure that we are being cared for and are doing a fabulous job of getting food and looking after our wellbeing. It is reassuring in these trying times that you have staff that are making us feel safe and secure.”

Paul Watson, Managing Director of Guinness Care said: “In these very difficult and challenging times vulnerable people need care and support now more than ever. This is a real opportunity for people to take up a career in community care, to help people live their life as normally as possible and allow them to remain in their own homes.”

Clare, Care and Support Enabler said: “I’m very proud to be a carer. Bringing happiness, compassion and company to our customers makes you feel like you’re doing a worthwhile job.”

Coronavirus has meant Guinness Care has had to look at new ways of carrying out its high-quality training for new recruits. For personal safety, it will be possible for interviews to be carried out via telephone, there will be faster DBS checks and flexible contracts on offer. Induction training will be face to face for the first three days, with social distancing being enforced, then the rest of the training will be virtual.

Anyone who is interested in working for Guinness Care and becoming a Community Carer can find more information about the role here: Become a Carer