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Council in drive to recruit career carers

RECRUITMENT: Cllr Ron McKail with carers Rosalind Duncan (left) and Betty Harkness (right)

RECRUITMENT: Cllr Ron McKail with carers Rosalind Duncan (left) and Betty Harkness (right)

Aberdeenshire Council encouraged residents to have a heart and consider a career in caring at a recent open day in Westhill.

Home Carers Recruitment Day was organised by the council’s Housing and Social Work Department and held in the Westhill Holiday Inn.

Westhill Councillor Ron McKail was present at the event which will be one of a series hosted by the department in the North- east in a bid to recruit home carers.

Attendees were provided with information about employment and career opportunities in providing the caring service.

The council has struggled in recent years to fill posts such as caring jobs.

Cllr McKail said: ““It was apparent when talking to the home carers with many years service that this type of caring work is very rewarding, and it is very satisfying to be able to help those who require personal care. Without the support of the home carers being provided many of these elderly people would have a poorer quality of life or, for some, residential care maybe the alternative at a stage in their life when that is not the best outcome”.

Homecarer`s Rosalind Duncan added: “The job of home carer is very rewarding. It enables people to retain their independence and dignity in their own home, and have a better quality of life.”

 

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