A CARE home has set up a pool car scheme for staff to help bring in new workers.

Radfield Home Care, which is based in Ledbury, hopes the scheme will help in the recruitment of care staff happy to travel relatively long distances in a rural county, often along poor roads.

Kiain McKean, Radfield’s director said: “ To overcome these challenges and in support of the national campaign, we have introduced a pool car scheme, providing each carer with a pool car as and when they need them to visit clients.

“The pool cars are available to all staff and since introducing the scheme a number of weeks ago, the branch has seen an uplift in candidates applying for a career in care with Radfield.”

Lizz Wagstaff, a carer with Radfield said: “I love my job but have found the expense incurred when driving my own car is not compensated totally with the mileage allowance, mainly due to the bad repair of most of the roads.”