Social care provider, Abicare, has today announced new training and job opportunities to support Ukrainian refugees in the UK. Abicare is offering over one hundred job opportunities in both visiting care and live-in care services. The visiting care opportunities are based around Salisbury, Bradford-on-Avon, Swindon, Basingstoke, and Southeast Wales. The company is also offering live-in placements across the country.
The roles are open to refugees from all over the world, whether they have previous care experience or not. Abicare will provide fully paid training, both classroom and online, as well as paid shadowing for successful placements, and the required Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Abicare is also working with local authorities to find suitable accommodation for any applicants. Carers with live-in roles, will stay at the client’s house during their rota period.
Anne Marie-Perry, Managing Director at Abicare, comments:
“We’ve all been deeply saddened and angered by the Russian invasion of Ukraine and the suffering it has unleashed on the Ukrainian people. We want to wish a very warm welcome to any Ukrainians or refugees from around the word looking to make the UK their home and rebuild their lives. I hope they can find some peace and happiness here.
“Building a new life in a new country is never easy and at Abicare we want to play our part to help. For some, a career in care could provide the flexibility and stability to help them find their feet and that’s why we’re proud to open up training and job opportunities specifically for these people. We’d urge anyone who thinks this might be of interest or knows someone who might benefit from these opportunities to get in touch.”
Requirements for applicants
Interested individuals should have:
- The right to work in the UK (this will be automatically covered with refugee status),
- A proficiency in written and spoken English
- A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check, which Abicare will pay for
- Having a valid driving licence is also a great advantage when it comes to a career in care, but is not a requirement