Two special recruitment events are being held in Horsham to encourage more people to start working in care.
Part of a major initiative to recruit more care workers in West Sussex, the events give people the opportunity to find out why working in care is so rewarding, meet local care providers and even apply for jobs.
They are taking place on:
• Wednesday 22 November between 10am and 12.30pm at Horsham Library, Lower Tanbridge Way, RH12 1PJ
• Thursday 14 December between 10am and 12.30pm at Horsham Jobcentre Plus, Marlborough House, 50 East Street, RH12 1HN
West Sussex care worker, Zipporah, found a new job after attending a previous event.
“I’ve worked with young people all my life and this was my first time working with the elderly. It’s still fantastic!”
“Caring is about compassion, empathy and kindness. At the end of the day you feel fulfilled, because you know that something got done and you helped someone achieve something.
“There’s nothing more satisfying than that.”
The county council has been working with independent providers of care and support at home, extra care housing and residential care providers in the county on initiatives to increase the recruitment and retention of care professionals.
Amanda Jupp, Cabinet Member for Adults and Health, said: “Care is a wonderfully rewarding career that offers plenty of opportunities to progress, gain qualifications and give back to the community.
“I encourage anyone living in and around Horsham to come along to one of these events and hear for themselves what makes this job so special.”
To let us know you are interested in care work or to find out more about these events, visit: www.westsussex.gov.uk/jobsincare