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Caring for the environment

By newtown.wales

6 months ago

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Social care workers in Powys will be turning heads in the future as they travel to visit people in their homes in electric vehicles.

The county council plans to buy electric cars and e-bikes for some of its own in-house domiciliary care staff and those working for private agencies, after receiving an extra £400,000 in funding from Welsh Government.

It will also be paying for some care workers to have driving lessons, so that it can increase the flexibility and effectiveness of the service that it provides to vulnerable residents.

The £400,000, which is intended to boost social care capacity, will be spent on:

  • 10 electric cars for private agency care staff to use
  • Two electric cars for in-house care staff to use
  • Grants to care agencies to help them install their own charging points
  • 15 e-bikes for care agency staff to use in towns
  • 20 driving lessons for 20 learner drivers

Cllr Sian Cox, Cabinet Member for a Caring Powys said:

"Our care workers' dedication is immense, and I'm delighted that we can offer this to them and our care providers.

"Electric vehicles, charging points, and driving lessons for people who want to become carers will increase the capacity and flexibility of our care service, reduce our emissions as a council, improve air quality in our communities, and help us move towards a stronger, fairer and greener Powys." 

If you are interested in a caring career, why not join our team and help Powys people live well in a place of their choice and help the environment as you go to https://recruitment.powys.gov.uk


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