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County Council supporting UK Care Week

UK Care Week logo Published Monday, 4th July 2022

Worcestershire County Council is proudly supporting UK Care Week.

Worcestershire County Council is proudly supporting UK Care Week.

The week-long campaign aims to shine a spotlight on what it is like to work in the care sector, celebrate those who work within it, and encourage more people to take up opportunities in the sector.

Worcestershire currently employs 15,000 people through adult social care, whether this be through the local authority and independent sectors. These include 1,100 managerial roles, 700 regulated professionals, 10,500 direct care, including 9,000 care workers.

The county council is keen to continue to be a real champion of the care sector.

Councillor Adrian Hardman, Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care said, “Adult Social Care has been one of our biggest priorities for many years and our carer workforce play a huge part in helping our residents to live well and remain independent for longer. Care is a fantastic option for your career, no matter what stage of your career you’re at and I’m so pleased that we have taken the opportunity to shine the spotlight on this during this national week.”

The County Council will be speaking to those involved in the sector here in Worcestershire, to get first hand accounts of what a career in care is like, and could be like for those looking to be recruited into the sector.

There is a two day event on at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham as the centrepiece of the current campaign, with recruitment events also taking place in Worcs that week, with plenty of care work opportunities available for people looking into this as the next step of their career.

Here in Worcestershire, events include Worcester Jobs fair on the 6th July.

The event is taking place at The Hive in Worcester. A range of local care providers will be on hand to discuss various recruitment opportunities available in the county.

The event is also an opportunity to explore how you attain qualifications that can help you take the first step onto the care sector career path.

The Worcestershire Skills Bootcamp programme offers  a variety of courses for up to 16 weeks for anyone unemployed or employed and looking to upskill, offering a guaranteed interview with an employer. These include Acceleration into apprenticeships Health and Social Care.

If you would like to know more about this opportunity, please contact Ria Hale- rhale@worcestershire.gov.uk