MESSAGE FROM EAST DEVON DISTRICT COUNCIL - MORE CAREWORKERS NEEDED

17th October 2018

A recent report has highlighted there is a great need in Devon for care and support for people living in their own homes (domiciliary or home care) but there are too few people working in the profession, which means meeting this demand is really difficult at times.

Demand increases in the winter and the County Council is doing a lot of things to prepare for this as it wants to avoid people going to hospital with preventable complaints or returning home too quickly after treatment. But it’s really concerned about the staffing levels in the home care sector and whether care organisations have enough care workers to meet demand.

Lead Councillor, Andrew Leadbetter has said, “Right now, there are not enough people working in the home care sector. Care providers are doing an excellent job and I want to thank them, but they’re stretched.”

They’d like more people to consider careers in care, especially in the domiciliary care sector, so please find out what the opportunities are at www.proudtocaredevon.org.uk