Monday, 8 October 2012

Care For Your Career? How About A Career In Caring?

The County Council's Adult Social Care Services have joined forces with home care agencies in Cambridgeshire to organise a number of recruitment events which will highlight the benefits of a career in caring for others.

The events are designed to highlight the benefits of working as a care professional, how people can progress their career and to provide details of terms and conditions and job opportunities across the county. Future events will include representatives from JobCentre Plus and the Apprenticeship Scheme.

Cambridgeshire County Council Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Councillor Martin Curtis, said: "Professional carers are the backbone or our homecare services which enable people to stay in their own homes for as long as possible  and to improve the quality of life for people who need a range of services and support.

"The demand for home care services in Cambridgeshire grows relentlessly and we have worked with the home care agencies to organise these events which will highlight the benefits of working in the care profession."

The first 4 events are:

  • October 15, Burgess Hall, St Ives between 1.30-4.30 pm
  • October 18, Arbury Community Centre, Cambridge, 93.0-1.00 pm
  • October 24, March Library, 1.00-5.00 pm
  • October 26, Ely Library, 1.00-5.00 pm 

Staff from Cambridgeshire County Council Adult Social Care Services and representatives  from Care UK; Beaumont Healthcare; Circle Support; Mears; Radis and Fenland Premier Care, will be at the events. Future events will include other providers who work with the County Council throughout the county.

Paul Fletcher, Branch Manager, at Care UK, said: "A career in caring for others can be extremely fulfilling, well rewarded and offer good professional development. We are delighted that the County Council is working with us and other care agencies in Cambridgeshire to highlight the benefits of this type of work."