Edinburgh, Fife & East Scotland

Firm in 100 new carer jobs boost for Edinburgh and Lothians

Image caption There are 100 new carer jobs being created in Edinburgh and the Lothians

Carers are being sought to fill 100 new jobs being created in Edinburgh and the Lothians.

Independent Living Services Scotland is beginning a major recruitment drive as part of its expansion in Edinburgh, West Lothian and East Lothian.

Workers will be fully trained by the firm and provide care for the elderly and disabled in their homes.

The jobs involve dropping in to support several different people in one day, working on a rota and a shift system.

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Scott Christie, chairman of ILS Scotland, said: "Scotland's elderly population is predicted to rise by more than half a million over the next two decades.

"This is leading to increased demands on care at home services, which are becoming more vital than ever before, and which can help support older people to live in their own homes rather than in long-term residential care.

"A little bit of help can go a long way towards maintaining an independent lifestyle, and this is exactly where we fit in."

He added: "Our employees support people with some of the everyday tasks we all take for granted, such as bathing, shopping, domestic chores and cooking meals. Companionship is also very important."

Recruitment days are being held at various locations over the coming weeks.

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