Ideal Carehomes Says ‘Lets Pull Together’ During Coronavirus Outbreak

Ideal Carehomes is offering flexible paid work to those who have been financially affected by the Coronavirus outbreak.

During such unprecedented times, Ideal Carehomes aims to bring people together by recruiting local people to lend a helping hand and assist their ‘heroic’ care staff to continue to deliver the highest standards of care to residents.  

Offering £9.00 per hour, flexible workers will help to perform key tasks throughout the care home environment including; kitchen work, cleaning, laundry, serving meals, even down to the simplest, but still very important, tasks such as making the perfect cup of tea.  

Workers will not be required to perform any personal care or assist residents without the supervision of the trained care staff and it will be mandatory for new workers to complete essential DBS and health checks prior to their first shift.  

New flexible workers employed by Ideal Carehomes will be given access to key E-learning portals via the newly launched Ideal Academy, providing important training including; dementia awareness, person-centred care, safeguarding and first aid. 

Sarah Colling, Head of Development and Engagement at Ideal Carehomes, who is the driving force behind the ‘Ideal Academy’ and flexible workers initiative, said, ‘As communities throughout the UK continue to suffer the effects of the Coronavirus, it is important that we are continuing the daily running of our care homes as normal and maintaining residents current lives with as little disruption to them as possible.  In the event that some of our current staff teams are unwell and unable to work, these key members of the community can utilise their cooking, cleaning and domestic skills to enable our dedicated care staff to continue what they do best – caring for our residents’. 

Stacey Linn, Director at Ideal Carehomes continued, ‘We hope our contingencies in place are able to bring peace of mind to both local people, who may have reduced income, and to our residents and their relatives. It is very heart-warming to see communities joining together and working as a team.’  

Ideal Carehomes provides 24 hour residential and dementia care in newly built state-of-the-art homes across Yorkshire, the North West and Midlands. For more information about flexible working opportunities at Ideal Carehomes, contact our friendly team on 0113 385 3887 or via email

Edel Harris





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