Northamptonshire care home Meadow View has appointed 11 new care workers from India in a bid to fill staff vacancies.
Meadow View, a branch of Wellbeing Care that provides person-centred care for up to 53 people in Wellingborough, has welcomed its new overseas colleagues to help fill job vacancies within the home.
According to a recent Skills for Care survey, around 15,000 people from overseas have been employed in social care since February 2022.
The new staff will be supported with housing and are required to stay with Meadow View for five years. To help with the integration into their new role, the nurses have been provided with an induction, in-house training (completing a minimum of 45 sessions), and online resources.
Wellbeing Care regional director Joy Henshaw said: “We are always looking for ways to provide the best possible care for our residents, and hiring overseas workers was the next step for us to be able to provide this.
“It has been a bit of a cultural change, but they have settled in well and are a lovely bunch who have helped us tremendously to fill our staffing vacancies. The residents have also been receptive to the extra help around the home, and appreciate the new company.”