COVID-19: Practical advice for recruiting carers during the crisis

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Recruitment has always been a challenge in the home care sector. But in light of the COVID-19 crisis, staff shortage has become even more of a reality and many home care agencies are struggling to recruit the carers they need. 
We were delighted to welcome Neil Eastwood from Care Friends to share some of the steps providers can take to make recruitment easier in the current situation.  
Points covered during the webinar:
  • Ways to speed up the recruitment process whilst still attracting the best candidates  
  • How to use volunteers / temporary staff to support your team
  • Tips for managing the recruitment process and on-boarding new staff remotely

This webinar is pre-recorded. If you have any questions about the content please don't hesitate to contact us.

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Meet the Speaker

Neil Eastwood


Neil Eastwood is an international speaker on care worker recruitment and retention and author of ‘Saving Social Care’. He is Founder and CEO of Care Friends, a new employee referral app for social care and Founder of Sticky People. Previously he was a director at a 10,000-staff homecare provider.

About Birdie

Birdie is a home care management software designed to help agencies digitise their care processes, enabling them to deliver high quality care whilst reducing time on admin and auditing. Birdie is trusted by some of the UK's best known home care agencies. Discover more about Birdie here.

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