A Scottish care provider has launched a campaign to boost recruitment into the care sector amid the Covid-19 outbreak.

LOVE Care, based in Hamilton and active across Scotland, is looking to attract those who are self-employed or have been laid off in order to fill the high demand of care services that the health crisis has caused.

Although the Government’s announcement to help workers and businesses fight through this crisis has been welcomed by most, LOVE Care forecasts that many individuals will still struggle to pay their bills or, especially in the case of those self-employed who are not eligible for the grants.

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In what could lead to an economic recession, the coronavirus pandemic has also led to a surge in jobs from a variety of sectors, including social care.

LOVE Care will put those who successfully pass the selection process through intensive training for two weeks and will facilitate PVGs so they can begin to work as soon as possible.

Lynn Bell, CEO of the LOVE Group said: “This recruitment campaign comes against one of the greatest public health challenges in recent history which has led to a higher demand than normal for care workers.

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“During normal circumstances we already operate in a sector where there are clear recruiting problems, and this crisis will make the disparity between the demand of services and the number of care providers even bigger.

“We are calling for all of those who this outbreak might affect, to consider the care sector as an opportunity, even if it is just as a temporary solution until we go back to normality.”

Those interested in applying for these roles should contact – recruitment@l-o-v-e.org.uk