Rayleigh and Wickford MP Mark Francois recently lent his backing to a campaign to recruit new workers into the care industry, in order to help look after senior citizens in his constituency.
The “You Can Care” campaign is organised by company Home Instead Senior Care, who provide care and support to many senior citizens living across the South Essex Area. The campaign, which is being promoted by Home Instead’s network of branches across the country, is designed to encourage people to consider a career in the care industry.
The branch of Home Instead which covers both Basildon and Wickford is based at the industrial park at Shotgate and Mark visited them there to learn more about the work Home Instead do and the campaign they are running for new carers. As part of this, Mark interviewed carer, Dara Gladwin, who has worked for the company for several years and was a good advocate for why people should take on such work.
Speaking about his visit, Mark Francois said:
“Care givers provide a really important role in our community in helping to look after senior citizens who can no longer entirely look after themselves. With all the pressures on the care sector at present, it is good to know that a company like Home Instead are actively seeking to bring more people into the industry, in order to provide the level of care that is needed across our community. I wish the campaign all the best of luck.”