Novelist wants more caring men
A CAREER as a carer may just be the ticket for men who are currently out of work, according to an author. Gill Pharaoh, who has written a book urging more people to put their energy to use in the service of others, said: If I manage to get one person i
A CAREER as a carer may just be the ticket for men who are currently out of work, according to an author.
Gill Pharaoh, who has written a book urging more people to put their energy to use in the service of others, said: "If I manage to get one person into a career as a carer then I'd be pleased."
Her call comes after Brent Council sent letters to businesses in the borough urging them to support National Carers Week this coming June.
The council asked businesses to help the 23,000 carers in the borough, who save the economy �87 billion a year through unpaid caring for their loved ones.
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Ms Pharoah, who lives in Kilburn Park Road, Kilburn, said: "A lot of people seem to be out of work in Kilburn, in particular, young men and I know caring isn't necessarily the kind of job that men think of when they need a job."
Ms Pharaoh, who is a former nurse, said she was inspired to write her book 'Careers in Caring' because she foresaw that the need for carers was only going to grow in the future.
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The council has urged hairdressers to offer free haircuts and gyms to offer complementary training sessions for National Carers Week, which takes place between June 14 and 20.