Want a career in adult social care? Our fair is just the job

12th July 2019, 12:38am | By Peter Dunford |

Those interested in a rewarding career in adult social care are being invited to a free job later this month.

The Help to Live at Home Alliance’s adult care job fair takes place on Tuesday 30 July from 10am until 2pm at Salisbury City Hall. There is no need to book a place as people can drop-in when they can.

The event, organised by Wiltshire Council and NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), gives people the opportunity to ask questions and seek advice about a career in the sector.

There will be a number of information stalls hosted by a range of homecare providers and Wiltshire Council and CCG staff, all ready to help people on the journey to a career in adult care.

Laura Mayes, Wiltshire Council cabinet member for adult social care, said: “Working in the adult care sector has its challenges but it’s an extremely rewarding and fulfilling career.

“I would urge anyone who has often thought that it’s a career path they wish to follow, to come to our fair armed with questions and get everything they can out of it.

“As we saw at our recent Proud to Care Awards, we are lucky to have high quality adult care staff working in Wiltshire. We’d be delighted for more people to join them so that local residents continue to get the very best support.”

Ted Wilson, Director of Community Services and Joint Commissioning at NHS Wiltshire Clinical Commissioning Group, said:  “Care workers can look forward to a really rewarding career, and the need for people doing this type of work is increasing.  People live much longer now, but this often means they have a range of health conditions which need to be looked after by care workers away from hospital. Care workers have more time to spend with the people they are looking after, and in turn they can manage their own health and wellbeing whilst working in a highly valued profession. We are looking forward to talking to anyone interested in this vital work at the job fair”.

In 2018, Wiltshire Council transformed its adult social care services with the aim of ensuring people get quick access to joined up quality care. This programme of work included setting up its own reablement support service, improving how people first access its adult care services, enhancing its Help to Live at Home Service, and working with partners to launch a Wiltshire Multi Agency Safeguarding Hub (MASH).

Wiltshire Council hosted its first Proud to Care Social Care Celebration Awards on 4 April to thank those who work in a range of roles within the adult care and voluntary sector. More information can be found at http://www.wiltshire.gov.uk/news/articles/wiltshire-council-celebrates-the-work-of-adult-care-staff-throughout-the-county

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