National Adult Social Care Recruitment Campaign Launched – 13 February 2019

The National Adult Social Care Recruitment Campaign has launched. Please visit the national website http://www.everydayisdifferent.com/

In Norfolk there will be a local event highlighting the need for the campaign, showcasing what the campaign aims to do and how it’s doing it, and how the sector can get involved. Please register for the event here.

You can also visit our Twitter and Facebook pages to get involved in the campaign locally.

Adult Social Care Recruitment Campaign

As notified in a previous blog post, the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) is running a national advertising and media campaign to recruit more people into roles in Adult Social Care.  As the outdoor advertising campaign appears locally, there will be a breakfast event to highlight the need for the campaign in Norwich, showcasing what the campaign aims to do and how it’s doing it, and how the sector can get involved.

  • Date: 20 Feb
  • Time: 08.30-09.30am
  • Venue: Norwich City Football

The event format will be as follows:

  • A welcome speech from James Bullion, Executive Director of Adult Social Services, Norfolk County Council
  • A campaign introduction and videos from Lyn Romero
  • A speech from Sanjay Kaushal, Joint chair of Norfolk Independent Care and Managing Director of Castlemeadow Care
  • A local care worker will talk about their experience working in the sector
  • There will be a DWP spokesperson talking about practical engagement with the campaign

The invite is open for care providers and care workers; the local media have also been invited.

Please register for the event by clicking on the link below, providing your name and the organisation you represent, including any special access requirements.

https://tockify.com/socialcareengagement/detail/106/1550651400000

If you have any questions about the event, please email Emma Hammond: emma.hammond3@norfolk.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

Every day is different- See where a job in social care can take you

The Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) are developing a campaign to boost recruitment in the Adult Social Care Sector.  This is across all roles in the sector and across all types of Social Care and locations. DHSC are working closely with national bodies and trade associations, including Skills for Care on this.

The Department aim to run this campaign across England in early 2019, you can see more of the campaign imagery here: www.everydayisdifferent.com You may have heard about this from organisations such as Skills for Care, or through trade press.

 We’re excited to announce that Norwich has been chosen as one of only 4 locations to host a PR event to boost interest in the campaign, this is fantastic news for the local sector and should really assist with propelling the campaign forward within Norfolk.

Recently appointed in post Emma Hammond is the Recruitment and Retention Coordinator tasked with leading the campaign for Norfolk.  Please keep an eye out for further communication in the coming weeks.

Finally, the stories of care workers and users of the care services have been the most powerful campaign so far. If you would like to tell your story about your work in Social Care, or you know of someone who would, please email casestudies@morecarejobs.co.uk

 

 

The Care Workers Charity

The Care Workers Charity (CWC) supports current, former and retired care workers with hardship grants (up to £500), which are treated as gifts, and online information and advice on a range of health and wellbeing topics. Please do tell your care teams about CWC in case they need to apply for support at www.thecareworkerscharity.org.uk

CWC are rallying all care providers and senior managers to join the movement and help them get closer to their vision: no care worker will ever face financial hardship alone.

You can get involved today by:

  1. Setting up a monthly donation here
  2. As a care provider joining their Supporters Club here
  3. Giving your care teams access to the CWC Salary Stretching platform from Perkbox (care workers can save on average £808 per year on their everyday shopping)
  4. Taking part in one of the CWC events here

For further details please contact CWC’s Chief Executive, Alex Ramamurthy, direct on alex@thecareworkerscharity.org.uk

Opportunity to advertise training courses

Moving&Handling training can be difficult to set up. Sometimes sessions have to run with very few participants, be cancelled or new recruits have to wait long time to get the necessary training. Norfolk and Suffolk Carer Support offers home support providers a chance to promote and advertise any training courses on the organisation’s web-site. This opens up the opportunity of sharing resources, cutting costs and speeding up processes. Here’s advice on how to advertise a training event.

How to advertise your training

The ‘courses and workshops’ facility on the N&SCS website can be used to advertise providers spare places on any in-house training, as well as open courses by training providers. This could be sessions being delivered by providers’ own trainers, or where they are buying in an external training provider but do not have enough staff to fill the number of spaces. Continue reading

Advertising your Job Vacancies

Norfolk Care Careers

Don’t forget, the careers site, www.norfolkcarecareers.co.uk, to raise the profile of working in social care is available for you to upload your job vacancies, there is no charge to advertise.  Please visit the site and upload your job vacancies.

If you have not yet registered, please visit the ‘Get in Touch’ page on the website, www.norfolkcarecareers.co.uk/contact-us/, or email us at norfolkcarejobs@norfolk.gov.uk.

You can also follow Norfolk Care Careers on Twitter @CareSectorNfk and on Facebook @norfolkcarejobs

Are you looking for better links with schools and colleges?

I Care… Ambassadors can help you build connections with local schools and colleges, to help you inspire more young people to work in adult social care.

According to our latest Market Position Statement, 24% of the Adult Social Care workforce is currently aged 55 or over, meaning approximately 6,600 people may retire from the workforce within the next 10 years.

By creating good links with schools and colleges now, we can start to build the workforce for the future.

Find out more information about the I Care… Ambassadors here: http://www.skillsforcare.org.uk/About/News/News-Archive/Building-links-with-local-schools-and-colleges-an-effective-recruitment-strategy-for-social-care-employers.aspx