Department of Health & Social Care launches care worker recruitment pilot
< October 2018

Department of Health & Social Care launches care worker recruitment pilot

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) has launched a month-long pilot programme to promote jobs in the adult social care sector.

The pilot is taking place in Gloucestershire and Tyne & Wear, and is designed to inform a national recruitment programme that will launch in early 2019.

Minister for Care, Caroline Dinenage, said: “A career in adult social care is incredibly rewarding and care work is a hugely worthwhile vocation with over 100 different roles on offer. With a growing need for more care workers we want to support providers to recruit the best possible talent.

“Our new recruitment pilots will explore the most effective ways of doing this, to ensure we have a workforce fit for the future and able to meet the needs of some of society’s most vulnerable.”

Sharon Allen, CEO of Skills for Care said: “We’re really pleased that the Department of Health and Social Care are leading this campaign. Working in care can be incredibly rewarding and we hope the campaign will shine a light on the need for people with the right values to become social care workers, now and in the future.”

Norfolk and Suffolk Care Support will keep you informed of all developments around this national recruitment programme through our e-bulletins.

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