A COUNCIL is seeking to recruit more carers following the "immense" impact of coronavirus on care home and social care staffing levels.

Anglesey Council said it is aiming to recruit more carers to ensure that it can deal with future staffing shortages.

Director of Social Services, Fôn Roberts said: “The impact of coronavirus on both council and private run care homes has been immense. But, all our carers continue to do a fantastic job as they look after elderly and vulnerable residents under very tough conditions.”

The council is appealing for individuals who have care experience, such as working in a care home, caring for a member of their family in the community or at school.

Council leader and Social Services portfolio holder, Cllr Llinos Medi said: “We owe a huge debt of gratitude to our social care staff, as well as all those working across the Island. This campaign will, hopefully, provide us with a safety net needed in our own care homes and to support those in our community who don’t have anyone to help them, should the number of positive cases continue to rise on Anglesey.

“I would encourage anyone who is interested and would like to apply to get in touch as soon as possible.”

If you are unable to apply online, contact Anglesey Council for help with the application process and form filling at 01248 750057.