One of the UK’s largest charity providers of services for disabled people has launched an emergency drive to make sure that it has enough staff during the coming months of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Leonard Cheshire operates a number of residential care homes, including Chiltern House in Gerrards Cross.

Frontline social care staff in these services have been designated as key workers by the Government as the fight against the spread of COVID-19 continues and the country adjusts to lockdown.

The charity is now reaching out to workers affected by Coronavirus measures in sectors such as the hospitality, travel and other industries.

Leonard Cheshire current permanent and temporary vacancies and increase the staff numbers during the outbreak.

David Jessop, Executive Director People at Leonard Cheshire, said: “We are looking for people who want to make a difference during these uncertain times. We have some great permanent and temporary roles right now. If you are caring, compassionate and interested in supporting disabled people – we want to hear from you.

“Our staff and volunteers at our services have been incredible. But like every social care provider we are experiencing staffing pressures in some locations. While we are currently coping, we have to ensure we have a pool of motivated people we can draw on if this situation changes and gaps are filled.”