Home care company Cera creates 50 new jobs at its Stowmarket branch
A Stowmarket home care provider is recruiting to fill 50 new jobs after the pandemic increased demand for its services.
National company Cera, based on the Charles Industrial Estate, is looking for carers to support older people in their homes.
It wants to hear from those seeking a new career who have worked in sectors hardest hit by the Covid-19 pandemic and with transferable skills such as from retail, hospitality, cleaning and the wider gig economy.
Dr Ben Maruthappu, co-founder and CEO of Cera, said the pandemic had 'accelerated a marked shift in social care' with more older people wanting to receive care in their own homes and creating a greater demand for staff.
"This trend will continue apace, even when the pandemic is finally behind us," he said.
"By bringing new talent into the sector, particularly those from industries which have been impacted by the recession and have transferable skills, we can better support older people throughout our communities, protect vital NHS resources and get people back to work in a stable and hugely rewarding career."
Cera uses digital and data analytics to improve elderly care services and also has an app which gives family members and medical practitioners up-to-date health information.