A CHARITY supporting local people with learning disabilities urgently needs new recruits to fill care vacancies in Stratford-upon-Avon.

Heart of England Mencap is looking for extraordinary people to help at this extraordinary time.

During the current Covid-19 crisis, now more than ever, the charity needs Support Workers for its Supported Living setting in Stratford, where staff shortages are being felt because of self-isolation.

The right candidates will work to support individuals with learning disabilities as they continue to live as independently as possible, enjoying activities at home and living their best life – even through these difficult times.

Flexible hours and competitive pay are offered. Full training will be given and the roles are permanent, although experienced care workers looking to provide short-term support during the Covid-19 crisis are also being asked to get in touch if they think they can help.

“We provide vital frontline services to people with learning disabilities and it’s critical that we continue to work during this incredibly challenging time,” Helena Wallis, Chief Executive of Heart of England Mencap, said.

“We have the most amazing team, and we’re doing everything we can to support them and keep both our staff and the people we support, safe. We’re redeploying staff across our services as best we can to cope with staff shortages as people self-isolate and need to be away from work, but in Stratford, we urgently need really exceptional people to step into really crucial roles and help us at this time, and going forward as we emerge from this crisis.

“By joining us you will be joining an incredible team and fulfilling a role as critical as in the NHS.  It’s great fun and there are plenty of smiles, but there is hard work too – helping with personal care, shopping and everyday challenges. Most importantly you will be making a real and positive difference to someone’s life each and every day – and that’s an amazing feeling.”

Various hours are available – you will need to be flexible and able to drive.

Visit the website: www.heartofenglandmencap.org.uk, call 01789 298709 or email hr@heartofenglandmencap.org.uk to apply with your CV.