Social care is about providing physical, emotional and social support to help vulnerable people live their lives. For a variety of reasons and at different stages in their lives, many people need support to develop and maintain their independence, dignity and control.
Sadly, there is a global shortage of healthcare workers. The World Health Organisation estimates there will be a healthcare workforce gap of around 14.5 million by 2030. It is estimated that there will be almost half-a-million extra job opportunities in adult social care by 2035 and more than 105,000 vacancies to be filled. These roles, I have no doubt, will be exciting, varied and rewarding.
Made with Care is a new Government backed social care recruitment campaign that is being launched in England to encourage many more people to pursue careers in social care. Made with Care will run for five months from November 2021, in which the campaign’s emphasises the important of personal qualities, alongside opportunities to grow professionally with new skills and qualifications.
I have worked in the Care sector for over two years now and I feel passionate about supporting people to live a more independent and fulfilling life. It is a role where I can make a positive difference and gain an enormous sense of personal achievement from simply knowing that my work is actively helping people. It is making a positive difference to people’s lives and contributing to their health, happiness and wellbeing.
Safe As Houses recruits individuals on their values such as courage, integrity and respect rather than necessarily their skills, because we believe if people have the right values then we can teach them everything else that they need to know.
At Safe As Houses, we are constantly expanding our workforce to encourage and incentivise more people to work within the sector. I came from the Hospitality industry two years ago and have always wanted to make a positive difference within the community. When I was given the opportunity to work within this dynamic sector, I knew that I had to grab it with both hands and follow my dream to support people.
Safe As Houses recruits individuals on their values such as courage, integrity and respect rather than necessarily their skills, because we believe if people have the right values then we can teach them everything else that they need to know. We don’t insist people to have come from the care industry and want to work with people who are passionate about Care and making a difference.
All of our Business development managers are sector specific so we can ensure that our people are champions in their sector. We spend a lot of time to up skill our employees and hold quarterly workshops where we explore fresh ideas, new ways of working and how we can enhance our overarching offering.
Safe As Houses want to continue to support our partners and know that we are just one piece of the puzzle that is trying to solve the care-housing crisis. We are proof that there is many different career paths to take within the Care sector and are confident there is something within it to suit a wide variety of people. We are currently building and developing high quality care properties and our long-term goal is to provide on-going support within these properties.
We will continue to celebrate and acknowledge the contribution of one of the most diverse, rewarding and life affirming career sectors in the country.
The pandemic has stretched both health and social care workforces to the limit. We need many more new and returning care professionals with the same qualities of compassion, dedication and empathy to join our ranks and help ease pressure on the system.
We will continue to celebrate and acknowledge the contribution of one of the most diverse, rewarding and life affirming career sectors in the country. With all this in mind, I believe that Safe As Houses can help build a care workforce that truly reflects the best of our communities.