Encouraging more people to make caring their career
Are you interested in pursuing a career in care or know a friend or relative who might want to find out more?
Norfolk has seen an increased demand for adult care, especially homecare services. In response to this, Norfolk County Council has developed a new website to encourage more people to work in care across the county. In partnership with care providers, the website shares stories and experiences from people working in the sector, answers questions candidates may have and promotes the opportunities available.
Since the launch of the website in March, care providers have been busy hosting events and coffee mornings to promote their recruitment drives. These are advertised on the Norfolk Care Careers website, Twitter and Facebook page, so check online and social media for updates.
The Prince’s Trust has also supported adult care recruitment by introducing young people between the ages of 16 and 25, to their Get Into Healthcare scheme and Get Hired events.
To understand the skills and compassion required for roles in health and care, young people got involved with activities such as hands-on workshops and interview practice with visiting independent care providers.
We asked care and support workers in Norfolk to tell us what motivates them – you can view their videos on the website.