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Updated 2 April 2020

Plymouth, Devon and Torbay Councils are working together to recruit more people to help support the county's most vulnerable residents.

The three councils are working in partnership to launch a new countywide Proud to Care campaign aimed at job seekers, students back from university, college leavers and former care and health staff.

Healthcare Assistants are a frontline role to support Plymouth's NHS and social care as coronavirus puts even greater pressure on existing services and staff.

Both temporary and permanent workers are needed now to fill a variety of flexible shift work, including evenings and weekends, in people's own homes, and in residential homes.

You may need to support people with their personal care needs which could include assisting with eating, drinking and washing. Applicants don't necessarily need qualifications or previous work experience.

Applicants can register their details at proudtocaredevon.org.uk. It only takes a couple of minutes and all that is needed is the applicant's name, postcode, email and phone number.

Plymouth City Council's Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care, Councillor Kate Taylor said: "Given the chance we would all like to make a difference and have a positive impact on somebody's life, and now more than ever we have the opportunity to do this. Right across the county we are joining forces with Devon and Torbay to recruit Healthcare assistants to support us in these unprecedented times.

"I am sure you will have seen the amazing impact that the 'clap for our carers' had in showing how precious our health and social care workers are, and you now have the opportunity to be a valuable part of this amazing movement to support our most vulnerable in their time of need."

Go to the Proud to Care website to register your details.

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