A disabled Lincoln man is scouting the city streets in the hope of finding a new carer, after a year of job advertising had no success.
Matt Smith (33) has cerebral palsy and, after months of traditional advertising, he’s now acting as a ‘human billboard’ on Lincoln High Street and even using what he calls “the wheelchair train” to attract potential staff.
Matt manages his own care staff and has been employing carers for over 14 years. He says he is “shocked and concerned” at the lack of interest, “despite willing to pay a handsome wage for 30 hours a week”.
So far his £8 per hour job opportunity has gone unanswered, which he says is putting strain on his current carers.
Matt added: “You hear and see people complaining there aren’t any jobs going, but there are loads of people like me looking for carers; it just does not add up!”
Matt is appealing for more help from authorities in promoting care and supporting disabled people with the costs of employing carers.
Anyone interested in finding out more about the job should email [email protected]