An information event will be held in Duns next Tuesday (19th April) aimed at people in Berwickshire who would like a career in care and those who already work as carers.
It is being organised by the charity Encompass and Scottish Borders Council in a bid to address the shortage of personal assistants (PAs) in the area.
PAs are support workers, buddies, carers, companions, drivers, helpers – anyone who is employed by an individual to support them to have an independent life at home.
There is a great need for caring people to support individuals in the community. There is a real lack of care providers in the Borders and an increase in the demand for care and support.
This type of work can range from a few hours each month to full-time employment and a long term career. There are training opportunities available that lead to qualifications for people who are interested in this work.
The event will also help to raises awareness of Self-directed Support, including Direct Payments, as an option for people who need care and support.
The event takes place on Tuesday 19th April, from 2pm-3pm, in the Volunteer Hall in Duns.