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The COVID-19 pandemic has brought some new faces to the County Care Berkshire team. "There is always plenty of work available for carers and we've been able to recruit more staff to join our wonderful care team," says business owner Carolyn Jarvis. 
The COVID-19 pandemic has brought some new faces to the County Care Berkshire team. "There is always plenty of work available for carers and we've been able to recruit more staff to join our wonderful care team," says business owner Carolyn Jarvis. 
 
The great thing about care work is its flexibility which has been brilliant for new carer Angela. Used to working for a school, which has been closed during the pandemic, Angela has returned to care work after a 25 year break. "County Care Berkshire is very well organised. I live locally and the office is very near to where I live in Windsor," says Angela. 
 
Since she last worked as a carer years ago, Angela has cared for her own family - her mother and her children - so care work and its challenges are not unfamiliar to her. She already had a first aid qualification and an NVQ, so it was simply a case of refresher training for manual handling and end of life care. "It's very flexible work," says Angela, "I'm able to work evenings and weekends and there's plenty of work available." A couple of evening shifts during the week or on the weekend are very manageable, even if you're working full time. 
 
Daisy, 23,joined the team shortly after a return from travelling at the very start of the pandemic. With a freelance research job which varies in hours, Daisy has been able to supplement her main job with care work. "I do a couple of morning calls first thing which are easy to work my main job around. It's a nice balance between the intensity of my main job which is very desk-bound and independent to the care work which is more physically active." says Daisy. 
 
For Daisy, it's been grounding and interesting to be around older people as her grandparents don't live nearby. "The clients are lovely and it feels like having a chat with a friend. I would recommend it to the right type of person, it takes empathy to be a good carer. It's challenging and I'm very glad to have had the experience of it. All the staff are lovely and I really enjoy the work." While future work commitments are uncertain, care work is a good back up to continue earning. 
 
If you're interesting in flexible work to supplement your main job or to get back into working do give the team a call. Care work is ideal for students, nurses or ex-nurses, if you're between jobs, if you need extra work to supplement your income or if you want work to keep you active in semi-retirement. We have shifts for early birds and night owls, weekends and mid day shifts. "Training is available for all new recruits to get you up to speed. What we really need is people with the right approach, training is never a problem to teach the practical skills of caring," says Carolyn Jarvis. 
 
Call now on 01753 201180 if you'd like to join our team at County Care Berkshire. 
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