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Residents encouraged to explore careers in caring

Residents encouraged to explore careers in caring

18 November 2021
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Wokingham Borough Council is proud to launch a brand new, dedicated webpage to promote ‘Every Day is Different’, a national campaign to recruit carers across the borough, for residents to learn about adult social care and search for vacancies within the care sector.

 

The Department of Health and Social Care spearheaded ‘Every Day is Different’, now formally known as ‘Made with Care’, a national campaign to help raise the profile of the sector. The campaign talks about what it means to work in the care industry, whilst encouraging people from all walks of life who have the right values to consider a career in adult social care.

 

Carers provide an invaluable service to some of the borough’s most vulnerable residents. Nationally more than 1.45million people work in the sector at the moment, and it is predicted an additional 650,000 workers will be needed by 2035 to keep up with the rising numbers of people aged 65 and over.

 

Here in the Wokingham Borough, we need carers now to help meet the demand and there are a range of exciting vacancies available in this important sector. There are many benefits of care work such as flexible working hours, competitive salary, opportunities to train as you learn, excellent career progression, job satisfaction and security.

 

With the development of the council’s new webpage, residents can search and apply for jobs, watch case study videos of carers working in domiciliary (home care), care homes and supported living services speak about their roles and why every day is different in caring.

 

Executive member for health, wellbeing and adult services, Cllr Charles Margetts said: “Wokingham Borough Council has identified a demand for carers within our local area and by working with our local care providers, we are taking a proactive approach to raise awareness and promote the ‘Every Day is Different’ recruitment campaign. 


“Residents may have seen campaign advertisements around the borough including on buses, bus shelters and fuel station nozzle caps. I am delighted to announce the launch of the new webpage which details information on how you can become a carer with a link to local vacancies. 

 

“Caring is a rewarding profession where you can make a real difference to the lives of the most vulnerable and needy in our community. You can help people with additional needs in your community to live independently, confidently and happily by offering quality care and support. I urge residents who are looking for a new career challenge to consider a role in adult social care and visit our website to discover the job opportunities available. Together, we can make a difference and improve lives.”

 

Every day is different as a carer, you could be helping residents in need with day-to-day tasks such as eating and drinking, housework, shopping, activities, taking people to appointments, administrating medication or even being a friend to talk to. There are roles to suit everyone, you can have some experience, or no experience as full training is provided.

 

If you can provide the care and support for our residents, visit our website and search for caring roles today. 


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