A HOME care company is launching a large recruitment drive due to an increase in demand for their live-in care services since the Covid-19 outbreak.

Home Instead – which has offices in Glasgow North, Glasgow South, Stirling, and Falkirk – is looking to recruit 50 live-in caregivers and 200 regular caregivers over the next twelve months to satisfy significant demand for home care.

Their live-in services have increased by 50% over the past few months as many people have sought alternative options to care homes.

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Glasgow husband and wife, Suhail and Tasnim Rehman, owners of Home Instead said: “We are committed to providing high-quality at-home care for seniors, for which we have seen enquiries sky-rocket over the past couple of months throughout all of our offices.

"Lockdown has demonstrated the benefits of elderly people continuing to live independently in their own homes for as long as possible, with our home care services aiding this.

“We are looking to recruit 250 new caregivers over the next twelve months.

"Many people who have been made redundant in the current climate could consider a career-change to caring.

"We have had people from all walks of life and all sectors including aviation, retail, hospitality and customer services applying.

"But the one thing they all have in common is their love of caring and their desire to provide the best possible service to our clients."