Call to Care

Have you got vacancies for care workers? There are potential staff ready for you right now.

Have you got vacancies for care workers?

There are potential staff ready for you right now.

There are hundreds of potential care workers keen right now to work in independent adult care settings across the West Midlands.

They have responded to the Government’s national call for care workers to urgently support your work and build a long-term career in social care.

Employers could be matched within days via a new free service that will put them in touch with applicants who live in the region and want to work locally.

The applicant matching service is being offered by local council in some areas, or regionally by the West Midlands Employers organisation (WME).

The service is endorsed by all of the region’s Care Provider Associations and backed by the region’s 14 councils with responsibility for adult social care.

The level and type of experience offered by candidates varies across the pool.

About half of the applicants have either worked or volunteered in a health and social care setting previously. Others look like they may have the right qualities and mix of general skills you may be looking for.

To find out how to register for the service and more about WME and its campaigning by going to:

The public are being called upon to apply for rewarding short-term and long-term opportunities in the adult social care sector to support care home residents and those being cared for at home.

The impact of the new COVID-19 variant is being felt across the country and additional staff are urgently needed now to support the adult social care workforce where absence rates have more than doubled in recent months due to self-isolation.

Jobseekers, volunteers and people on furlough can now register their interest for short-term opportunities including personal care – helping people to wash and dress – providing wellbeing support, simply collecting and delivering supplies, or helping out with the cooking and cleaning. Exact roles will be based on experience, local need and local authority and care provider discretion.

The ‘Care for Others. Make a Difference’ campaign also launches this week using television, digital and radio advertising to drive awareness of long-term career opportunities, highlighting the rewarding, varied and flexible roles available across the care sector to help build a sustainable workforce now and for the future. Almost 1.5 million people work in adult social care and there are many opportunities for those looking to make a difference.

We understand this is a very tough time for everybody– so don’t worry if you are struggling to find the resources to recruit and train your setting or business, Pathway Group, the councils and WME can help with that.

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