Local care boss, David Bassett, has launched a campaign, ‘You Can Care’, to address the local shortage of care workers.
David who owns and runs the East Herts & Uttlesford office of at home care provider, Home Instead Senior Care, will be raising awareness, banishing pre-conceived ideas about what caring is all about, as well as informing people about just how rewarding working in care can be.
According to Skills for Care, the strategic body for workforce development in adult social care in England, there are approximately 90,000 vacancies in the social care sector at any given time.
Our ageing population has created a huge requirement for care services and David reports that the national picture is reflected in the local area. Home Instead, who specialise in care for older people in their own homes, is hoping to fill 60 jobs in 2018 in order to keep pace with demand.
Speaking about the campaign launch, David said, “We want to show people the human stories, the fantastic relationships and the real side of caring, as it should be. Being a caregiver can be a wonderfully rewarding career for compassionate people and the new ‘You Can Care’ campaign will champion all the positive aspects of care.”
The hashtag #youcancare has been created to support the campaign. As well as sharing positive stories, the company will also be offering tips, advice, and support for the hundreds of people caring for family members in the local area.
For more information about Home Instead, call 01920 897355 or visits www.homeinstead.co.uk/eastherts You can also find information on the campaign if you search #youcancare on Facebook and Twitter.
Photo Caption: David Basset and the caring team (and pet) at Home Instead Senior Care