Volunteers wanted to support Lincolnshire care providers in the fight against coronavirus

A scheme to encourage more people into a career in social care in Lincolnshire is on the hunt for volunteers to support county care providers during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Can you help with caring during the coronavirus situation? EMN-200324-160126001

Volunteers with a range of skills are needed to assist organisations in their local community and beyond, to help ensure the health and wellbeing of Lincolnshire’s most vulnerable people.

CareinLincs, which was launched by the Lincolnshire Care Association in February. Now, it is using its online presence to support care providers across the county, who are struggling with unprecedented challenges due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Lincolnshire Care Association represents care and support providers in both the independent and voluntary sectors.

Volunteers needed by Care in Lincs. Pictured, Adrian Stockdale and Robert Lipscombe. EMN-200324-160115001

There are a range of roles available, meaning it is not only those with direct care experience who can offer assistance. Organisations need everything from chefs to cleaners, activity co-ordinators, delivery people and more to sign up, as well as those with no previous experience who just want to lend a hand during this challenging time.

Melanie Weatherley, chairman of LinCA, says: “We all need to pull together right now to support the Lincolnshire care sector and make sure that the vulnerable people in our county get the support they need.

“No contribution is too small, so if you’re looking to do more in the fight against coronavirus, we’d love to hear from you.”

Areas in need of support include:

- Activity co-ordination

- Administration

- Childcare for the children of care staff

- Cleaning

- Cooking and hospitality

- Delivering essentials

- Frontline care work

To get involved, just register your details on the CareinLincs website.

There is no need for a CV or cover letter, just upload your name, email address and phone number and the team will get back you.