Launching a month of celebrations to mark Hertfordshire Good Care month this July
Published: 02 Jul 2018
Throughout July we will be celebrating the amazing people working social care in Hertfordshire and promoting the countless opportunities available for people interested in joining them.
Hertfordshire County Council’s Good Care Campaign, run in partnership with Hertfordshire Care Providers Association (HCPA), aims to highlight the great care work taking place across the county, as well as encouraging people to think about careers in care.
In Hertfordshire we have 31,000 people working in social care, however at any one time we have up to 4,000 job vacancies to fill, just to keep pace with increasing demand for care services. And it’s not just an aging population that need additional support, during 2016-17 we provided social care services to 3,354 adults with a learning disability in Hertfordshire.
We’re tackling this issue head on, by championing social care and demonstrating our commitment to offer the best deal for care staff. Throughout Good Care Month, Hertfordshire’s private and independent care providers, including care homes and home care agencies, will be holding events to celebrate their staff, residents and the people they support, and they’ll be taking to social media to share their stories and help us to understand why working in care is a great career choice.
Colette Wyatt-Lowe, Cabinet Member for Adult Care and Health said;
“Hertfordshire Good Care Month provides a great opportunity to interact with people from all corners of your local community and see just what working in the care sector really means. We’re encouraging all of our services and commissioned providers to open their doors and invite guests from their local area including local school children and community groups to come and visit them and the people they support.”
“Hertfordshire is lucky enough to have thousands of great care practitioners, who make a big difference to the lives of some of Hertfordshire’s most vulnerable residents, but we still need more. The number of people needing social care in Hertfordshire is increasing year on year; it’s important that we find caring and compassionate professionals to continue to provide help to look after our friends and loved ones who need that support.”
“This Good Care Month, I’d encourage anyone who is looking for a rewarding career choice to seriously consider a job in our care sector.”
Sharon Davies, HCPA Chief Executive, said:
“Good Care Month is the perfect opportunity to say thank you to everyone who works in care in Hertfordshire. It is great to see so many care providers are supporting the campaign this year, with a range of events for their service users and staff, giving us a real chance to celebrate everything that is good about care in Hertfordshire.”
“Our Hertfordshire Good Care Recruitment service also offers support to care providers to help fill their vacancies free of charge which means visitors will find lots of new and exciting job opportunities available on our website right now.”
For more information about working in care or to start your search for a caring role go to www.hertsgoodcare.com. You can support the campaign on social media by using #WeCare and tagging us into your posts using @hertscc and @hertsgoodcare