free web stats

Southport Reporter - You local online newspaper for Merseyside and the Liverpool City Region.

  .Sign up to get our FREE email news bulletins.  



News Report Page 7 of 18
Publication Date:-
News reports located on this page = 2.

Consultus Care and Nursing launches nationwide recruitment campaign

LIVE in care provider announces availability of hundreds of new career transition jobs with training due to the surge in demand for 24/7 live in care as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic. The Long established and leading national live in care and nursing provider, Consultus Care and Nursing, has seen huge growth in its live in care enquiries in recent months. The tragic number of Covid-19 cases and deaths has reduced confidence in residential care homes. Coronavirus has highlighted the alternative care model of live in care after it has proven to be the safest and preferred choice of care. To date, there has been no cases of Covid-19 cross infection between Consultus carers and clients. In consequence, Consultus Care and Nursing is looking to recruit and train hundreds of live in carers nationwide, to keep up with the ever growing demand and is offering an attractive support package alongside this important transition to a highly valued career for many professionals from other sectors.

As the UK formally enters recession caused by the Coronavirus pandemic, many individuals have sadly lost their jobs and many still face uncertainty when the Government's Furlough Scheme comes to an end. Those working within the travel, hospitality and retail industries have been particularly hard hit. But, 1 role that will always be needed is that of a professional carer, and with this crisis shining a light on the essential role that carers perform, many are already seeing what a valuable and rewarding career caring can be. Anne Theron, a carer for Consultus Care comments:- "When I had my initial interview with Consultus I had no experience of caring, but they liked my passion and it just took off for me; I loved the job from my very 1st assignment."

Consultus Care and Nursing can provide a new career opportunity for many in these testing times; even for those with no experience of working in the sector, offering training for applicants up to diploma level, as well as other accreditations including BTEC Certificates in Health and Social Care. The Consultus Training Centre is endorsed by Skills for Care as one of their few:- 'Centres of Excellence' in the UK, meaning that those new to the sector, or with previous experience, will be fully equipped and supported with exceptional, award winning training before going out on their 1st booking.

Key incentives include:-

Vocation package worth over ₤250 for all new carers to include full induction training and funding for further education in addition to a gift voucher upon successfully completing 42 days of bookings.

Loyalty package for returning and existing carers (funding of update courses)

Guaranteed work for a minimum of 12 weeks for carers that have successfully completed the induction training.

Carers can earn between ₤650 to ₤945 per week.

Free of charge COVID-19 testing at Consultus Head Office nursing clinic in Tonbridge.

Use of our comfortable carer houses and gardens during training and for respite breaks between care placements.

Carers are assigned a training mentor to support them throughout their training and into their 1st booking and beyond.

Online social support community via a dedicated Consultus Platform for all carers.

Wellbeing support package for carers.

Access to further education within the Consultus Training Centre.

Peter Seldon, CEO, Consultus Care and Nursing adds:- "The presence of a Consultus trained carer ensures that older people can feel safe, secure and comfortable in their own homes. Preparing nutritious meals, and carrying out everyday tasks in the home are key parts of the role, which is ultimately to improve our clients' quality of life by offering companionship and support. Live in care offers a professional career that enables you to give back to people that have already given so much of their lives to society."

Anne Theron concludes:- "If you're thinking about a career in care, you won't regret it. I honestly believe it's the most rewarding thing anyone can do, and you'll never be without work!"

For more information on becoming a professional live in carer please contact the Consultus Recruitment Team on 01732 355231 or email Recruitment@ConsultusCare.Com.

Office workers '₤500 a month better off working from home'

EMPLOYEES who have been lucky enough to keep their jobs and working from home, during the pandemic, have found themselves hundreds of pounds better off per month, simply because they're not leaving the house. With working from home the new normal for 49% of working adults in the UK, one UK company has found that there's an unexpected financial benefit for ex-commuters who have swapped their office desk for the dining room table. UK based health and safety software specialists Protecting.Co.UK have found on average that office workers were ₤500 better off a month just by working at home, just by cutting down on travel, food, and clothing expenses.

A Spokesperson for Protecting.Co.UK, Mark Hall said:- "Working from home has the unexpected benefit of saving people a lot of money because they aren't having to pay travel costs to go anywhere or splash out on expensive coffees and lunches. Now that staff have proved to employers that they can work efficiently at home, travelling into an office may seem like nothing more than an expensive commute. It's like a pay rise without getting a pay rise"

The Office for National Statistics has revealed that collectively the UK has saved ₤157billion over the 3 months of lockdown, with the average person saving ₤495 a month. Hall:- "It's no surprise that people are saving more when they've been stuck at home, there were no pubs, shops or restaurants open to spend in, and no need to fork out on clothing when we've all been lounging around in our comfy gear at home."

Health and safety experts Protecting.Co.UK asked people online if they have been able to save during the lockdown period, and it's safe to say that not everyone has felt financially better off.

Sarah, Leeds:- "I've saved so much money by not going out for lunches with the girls in the office or going to staff drinks on a Friday, that I can afford a holiday when all of this is over. It's definitely made me realise that I can save money if I cut out some of my habits."

Aaron, St. Albans:- "I started a help to buy ISA last summer, but now I'm not paying for the train I've managed to put enough money together for a house deposit; I was definitely not expecting to leave lockdown this well off, it's like a pay rise without getting a pay rise!"

Shamika, Bristol:- "There's no such thing as saving money when you've got kids to entertain, especially since they haven't been able to go to School. I would never usually spend this much on books, games and food to keep them busy."

David, Fleet:- "Technically I'm ₤500 up a month from saving on rail and food expenses, but I've probably spent more than that on boredom buys online. Who knew I'd need a new pizza oven?"

Charlie, Fife:- "Saving money? Are you kidding? I've spent more on takeaways in the last few months than I would normally spend on my rail card; not being able to see my friends and family has felt really isolating."

Spokesman Mark Hall added:- "It definitely varies depending on individual circumstance, but working from home does have its financial benefits. For example, I stay in pyjama bottoms and just chuck on a shirt for any online meetings, so I'm saving myself money by only having to buy ½ an outfit!"

Protecting.Co.UK have provided a free to use COVID 19 risk assessment that can be completed online or downloaded and adapted by logging onto:- Protecting.Co.UK.

News Report Audio Copy



See the view live webcamera images of the road outside our studio/newsroom in the hart of Southport.

An Image from our Southport Webcam above. To see it live, please click on image.

See the view live webcamera images of the road outside our studio/newsroom in the hart of Southport.

An Image from our Southport Webcam above. To see it live, please click on image.


Click on to find out why the moon changes phases. 
This is the current phase of the moon. For more lunar related information, please click on here.


Find out whats on in and around Merseyside!

This is just 1 of the events on our event calendar, click on
here to see lots more!

This online newspaper and information service is regulated by IMPRESS, the independent monitor for the UK's press.

This online newspaper and information service is regulated by IMPRESS the independent monitor for the UK's press.

This is our process:-
Policy - Complaints Procedure - Whistle Blowing Policy

Contact us:-

  0844 324 4 195

Calls will cost 7p per minute, plus your telephone company's access charge.
Calls to this number may be recorded for security, broadcast, training and record keeping.

Click on to see our Twitter Feed.   Click on to see our Facebook Page.   Click on to follow our LinkedIn Profile.   This website is licence to carry news from and UK Press Photography.

Our News Room Office Address

Southport and Mersey Reporter, 4a Post Office Ave,
Southport, Merseyside, PR9 0US, UK

Tracking & Cookie Usage Policy - Terms & Conditions
  - Southport Reporter® is the Registered Trade Mark of Patrick Trollope.