Sheffield care company searching for 100 new staff members in jobs boom

A Sheffield care company is searching for new staff as demand grows – with 100 roles now available.

Tuesday, 25th May 2021, 10:39 am
Updated Thursday, 27th May 2021, 1:28 pm
Lesley loves her role as a caregiver at Home Instead, helping make older people’s lives better.

Home Instead is expanding its team to keep up with increasing demand for their companionship-led services.

Bosses say potential applicants don’t need experience in the sector, and many who are thinking about changing careers could find their skills are easily transferable to a role in care.

Lesley Wood a caregiver at Home Instead North Sheffield, joined the team after taking redundancy from a 43-year-long career in the banking sector.

She said: “I wanted to try something new; a role where I could make a difference to someone’s day. With Home Instead, you help seniors continue to live in their homes independently by supporting them and providing real companionship.

“Before starting my caring role, I had looked after my good friend and neighbour who was living with Alzheimer’s for many years, keeping him comfortable in his own home until he passed on. I knew it was something I found rewarding, but so many others who don’t have experience in the sector could really find their calling in care.

“If you are empathetic, have a caring nature, patience, and a good sense of humour- this is the job for you. You form real relationships with your clients, making going to work like going to see a friend!”

Jill Evans, owner of Home Instead North Sheffield, said: “We have always valued the amazing work our caregivers do, but the pandemic has highlighted their key work further.

People are realising how much of a difference caregivers make, and the whole population has real admiration for the work they do. We have supported our team throughout the pandemic in regard to health and safety, but also in terms of wellbeing- providing regular gifts, thank you letters and benefits to show them that their dedication is truly appreciated.

“As a leading home care provider, we are constantly innovating the support and training we provide to our caregivers, helping them be the best they can be in their roles. We provide ongoing dementia training, and are about to introduce specialist Parkinson’s training, helping them to provide the best care to our clients.”

To find out more about the roles on offer and to apply call 0114 246 9666 or visit www.homeinstead.co.uk/sheffield-north