Make a difference: be part of a bigger and better social care workforce

People, Health and Care
12:24, Thursday, 18th November 2021

A new nationwide ‘Made with Care’ campaign has been launched encouraging more people to discover the job satisfaction of working in care and helping people to live independent, fulfilling lives.

Earlier this month, the Government announced plans to invest more than £500m in the training and career development of care workers in the biggest reform of adult social care in a generation, making it a great time to get started.

The new national campaign follows the launch of North Lincolnshire’s own Proud to Care website, which celebrates the area’s inspirational care workers and makes it easy for jobseekers to access advice and apply for exciting, rewarding care roles.

Those who start a career in care will be able to benefit from job security, flexible hours and career progression opportunities, while helping to protect our NHS.

As well as this, care workers in North Lincolnshire can take advantage of a package of additional benefits, including fully funded childcare to 31 March 2022, and other discounts. Some care providers will also be introducing funded transport, including e-bikes, making it easier for workers to travel.

Speaking about the rewards of a career in care, Trina, a Children’s Care Co-ordinator at Emerald Care in Scunthorpe, said:

“Every day is so different and every day is a challenge – it’s like no job I’ve ever had, but that’s what I like about care. The highs are so high, like when you get someone home and they smile at you because they’ve not seen anybody else all day.

“If anyone was thinking about getting into care I would say go for it, it’s a difficult job, but it’s so rewarding.”

To find out more, visit the Proud to Care North Lincolnshire website. If you are interested in pursuing a job in care but would benefit from advice, please email: proudtocare@northlincs.gov.uk.

The team is also eager to receive good news that shines the spotlight on the fantastic work being conducted by care workers across North Lincolnshire. Whether you are a care worker who would like to pay tribute to a colleague, or a service user that would like to thank a care worker who goes above and beyond, please get in touch.