Proud to Care Devon has launched a ‘Find Your Calling’ campaign to recruit 2,000 more care workers urgently in the county, particularly in domiciliary care and care homes. The campaign is encouraging anyone looking for a new challenge, with plenty of training opportunities, to consider if their skills and values are suitable for a career in care. The campaign emphasises that you don’t necessarily need qualifications or previous experience - what’s important are your core skills, values and your attitudes towards working with people who need care.
There are free and flexible training courses to help people to find the right role being offered by partners across Devon, including Learn Devon, City College Plymouth, South Devon College, Exeter College and Petroc College.
Central Devon MP Mel Stride, who met with Devon County Council’s Cabinet Member for Adult and Social Care James McInnes in August to discuss the challenges facing the care sector in Devon, said:
“From the conversations I have had with carers who help to look after people in their own homes, and the visits I have made to local care homes, I constantly hear about how rewarding a career in care can be. Carers are unsung heroes and I would urge anyone thinking about a career change or any young person recently out of education who is unsure what they want to do next to seriously consider a career in care.”
For more information or to register your interest visit www.proudtocaredevon.org.uk/findyourcalling. Applicants will receive a call back and offered free one-to-one support to find out if a job in care and health is right for them.