The CEO of the Diagrama Foundation is encouraging job applications from Afghan refugees as his charity reaches crisis point recruiting care home workers
Charity Diagrama has care homes, for the elderly and for adults with learning difficulties, as well as a supported living service and semi-independent homes for young people. The charity currently has an unprecedented number of vacancies for support workers in its care centres in Clacton on Sea, Orpington, Bromley, and Canterbury and would like to reach out to refugees.
David McGuire, Chief Executive, Diagrama, said, “We have never had this number of vacancies before and despite trying to recruit via our normal routes we are struggling to fill these positions. We have all watched the events unfolding in Afghanistan and the number of refugees who will need homes and employment within the UK, and we would love to hear from agencies supporting these men and women to see if they are working with people who can join us to give excellent care to our residents.
“Diagrama know that when someone has time and belief invested in them, they come alive, because that investment has made them feel valued and worthy. We are confident that this ethos will help the Afghan refugees to settle more quickly, feel welcomed and integrated within the local community and feel more independent, having secured a job affording them some financial independence.”
Britain has said it will take up to 20,000 Afghan refugees with 5,000 expected to arrive in this year and Diagrama would like to be involved in the resettlement of these men and women by inviting them to apply for support worker vacancies.
David McGuire, continued “We have seen requests to donate clothes and essentials, to offer a spare room, to volunteer or to donate money but we wanted to go one step further and offer employment.”
UK based agencies or charities working with refugees from all parts of the world are invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss these job opportunities further.
Diagrama vacancies can be viewed here www.diagramafoundation.org.uk/job-vacancies
About The Diagrama Foundation
Diagrama is a charity which supports vulnerable people through residential care, adoption and fostering across the southeast of England. The foundation has three small care homes for adults with learning disabilities, a 48-bed care home for elderly with nursing and dementia needs, three homes for vulnerable young people and a Supported Living Service.
Many vulnerable people live a joyless existence without hope and without a true identity or understanding of what is possible to achieve in life.
Diagrama know that when someone has time and belief invested in them, they come alive, because that investment has made them feel valued and worthy.
By making the effort to discover the real individual within you can build trust and unlock their hidden potential, igniting a renewed sense of hope and ambition for their life otherwise lost.
Diagrama’s dedicated team provides person-centred, solution-focused services for vulnerable children and adults, because everyone deserves the chance to live their best life possible.