Care provider Hales Group has welcomed the first group of international recruits to the region to strengthen its workforce, with five senior carers from Sri Lanka arriving in the UK to join the team in Ipswich.
Before starting their jobs, the senior carers will receive assistance from a dedicated support team, who are helping them adjust into working and living in the UK. The new recruits will be starting their training induction on their first week which will continue into the following weeks with e-learning courses, and then shadowing existing care workers.
“It was a memorable day for us, everyone was lovely and friendly and welcomed us very warmly. I can proudly say that joining Hales is one of the best decisions I have ever made in my life,” said one of the new recruits.
The provider aims to meet the increasing demand for social care services and help ease pressures on local authorities and hospitals, while creating new job opportunities for the Ipswich region.
Estimates predict at least 1.7 million more adults will require social care over the next 15 years, which could require an increase in the social care workforce to between 2.1 million and 3.1 million by 2025.
Jeffrey Fowler, Chairman of Hales Group, commented:
“We are thrilled and proud to welcome our first cohort of international care professionals to our team in Ipswich.”
“We know our new Hales Heroes will make an enormous difference with their experience and great expertise in delivering essential care to vulnerable people in the community.”