A MAJOR recruitment drive has been launched in Denbighshire to bring in contracted care staff to assist in the county’s care homes, Extra Care and Domiciliary services.

The call has been made to support independent providers in communities during the current coronavirus outbreak.

The county council has already enlisted the help of 55 staff, volunteers and members of the public and this week the Council has launched its 'Gallu Gofalu?' ('Care to Care?') campaign to fill numerous care home contract vacancies across the county.

The biggest need is for hands on care and the Council is keen to recruit contracted staff to work in care teams throughout the county.

There are a variety of roles and some will provide critical support to local communities. Those individuals will need to be experienced in working in adult care, have a current Disclosure Barring Service certificate, have their manual handling passport and a full UK driving licence (for community work).

Councillor Bobby Feeley, Cabinet Lead Member for Well-being and Independence, said: “This is an urgent appeal for care home staff. We are in unprecedented times and the future with coronavirus looks really uncertain.

“There is a lot of pressure on social care and resources are being stretched to the limit. That is why we are having such a major push on recruitment and we would ask anyone who fits the bill to get in touch as a matter of urgency”.

To find out how to apply for contract vacancies please visit http://www.denbighshire.gov.uk/coronavirus or by phoning the Human Resources Team, on 01824 706200