Bingo Call For Social Care Work

Bingo halls in west Cumbria are being targeted in a recruitment drive for social care workers. Cumbria County Council has joined forces with local independent care providers for the campaign. Leaflets and information will be handed out at bingo halls in Whitehaven and Workington over the weekend.

New workers of all ages are being sought to look after the county’s ageing population in their own houses, or in day or residential care homes.

Members of the West Cumbria Provider Forum, which is made up of private care providers and voluntary agencies and supported by the council’s adult social care department, are involved.

Councillor Oliver Pearson, cabinet member responsible for adult social care in Cumbria, said: “This is a really innovative way to spread the message that a career in social care has something to offer people of all age groups.”