Campaign launches to inspire next generation of social care workers in Essex and East London

A new campaign to inspire the next generation of social care workers has been launched today in Essex and East London.

Aimed at 14-19 year olds and hosted by employability and life skills charity, Working Options in Education, the aim is to directly and digitally present the wide range of opportunities for youngsters to develop a career in care.

Funded with a £15,000 grant from the Hallmark Foundation, the ‘Insight from Industry’ sessions will highlight why young people are increasingly looking for careers that make a difference in our society.

Rachel Roxburgh, CEO at Working Options in Education explains: “Working in care is a great option for young people, with a good choice of roles and long-term prospects. Young people want meaningful work that allows them to make an impact. Social care meets this need; the work is
people-facing and there are well-founded routes to senior roles.”

In recent years, vacancy rates in social care have remained higher than average (7.3% in in England) with jobs hard to fill. With the UK’s ageing population, the number of adult social care jobs is likely to increase by 32% to around 2.17 million jobs by 2035.

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