TWO recruitment fairs are to be held next month – to tempt people into the care industry.
The public are invited to attend the events organised by Kirklees Council and Jobcentre Plus on behalf of local independent care providers.
People can drop in at any time during the recruitment events which are entitled ‘Ever thought about caring for a living’.
They will be held at: Dewsbury Town Hall – Thursday January 10 from 10am to 2pm; Huddersfield Town Hall – Wednesday January 23 from 10am to 2pm.
The fairs will give people the opportunity to talk to care organisations about home care work and the role of personal assistants for adults in need of extra support.
The jobs will support people to maintain their independence, dignity and control.
The events will also have information on the role of volunteering and care providers will talk about the types of training provided to help people gain the skills to do the job.
It is estimated that by 2025 social care may need up to 2.6m workers to fill more than 3m paid jobs.
Clr Molly Walton, Kirklees Council cabinet member for adult social care, said: “It is essential that we recruit the best people available to help us with the very important work of caring and helping some of the most vulnerable adults in Kirklees.
“Even if you think you don’t have enough experience to become a carer, pop down to one of the fairs to get practical help and advice about carer jobs to point you in the right direction – or even apply for local jobs.”
For more information call 01484 225120, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit www.kirklees.gov.uk/socialcarerecruitment