Care firm wants Falkirk workers who have lost jobs through Coronavirus

A care-at-home firm which operates in Falkirk wants to employ hospitality and tourism workers who have lost their jobs because of the Coronavirus crisis.

By Roy Beers
Friday, 20th March 2020, 3:56 pm
Updated Friday, 20th March 2020, 4:47 pm
HRM Homecare managing director Lynn Laughland.
HRM Homecare managing director Lynn Laughland.

Kilmarnock-based HRM Homecare says it aims to simplify its training process, and will provide it free, in order to gain suitable applicants.

Managing director Lynn Laughland said the jobs can be either permanent or temporary, depending on personal circumstances.

She said: ”Carers are classed as key workers, and companies like HRM have a critical role to play in Scottish society in helping make sure vulnerable people – many of whom suffer severe life challenges including dementia – stay safe and healthy in their own homes.

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HRM Homecare employs 246 people and is said to provide 9,000 hours of care for 680 people across west and central Scotland, including Falkirk, Glasgow, North and South Lanarkshire, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire and East Dunbartonshire.

Lynn Laughland said: “The offer of paid employment is there for anyone looking for a job from HRM Homecare, and who is willing to help others less fortunate than themselves”.

She is particularly looking to help service users continue to receive care support in and around Falkirk, North and South Lanarkshire, East Renfrewshire, Renfrewshire and East Dunbartonshire.

Ms Laughland added: “For many years we have helped those with severe life challenges continue to live well in their own homes.

“As everywhere, we are facing an unprecedented threat to our ability to carry out our jobs due to COVID-19.

“However, we at HRM Homecare remain steadfast in our determination to continue to help people who need our care most.

“We are really keen to hear from those passionate about helping others, and when the chips are down will show their mettle”.

She said those interested in becoming professional carers would receive two days of intensive training at HRM Homecare, which would include being briefed on the latest social care guidance from the Scottish Government and NHS Scotland.

Anyone interested in taking up the offer can get in touch to arrange an interview on 01236 702713 or email [email protected] or- visit www.hrmhomecare.co.uk