Alex Burghart, MP for Brentwood and Ongar, has joined MPs across the UK in supporting a national recruitment campaign from the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), to address the 110,000 vacancies in adult social care across England.
The campaign, which will run through February and March, aims to fill the sector’s recruitment gap and support local recruitment activity by increasing interest in adult social care as a career choice.
Alex met care workers who had been invited to the House of Commons to share their experiences of the jobs they do and give their insights into the ways it is possible to make a difference in adult social care.
Alex said, “I have met a number of care home owners, care home residents and families from Brentwood and Ongar on visits and at surgeries who have explained some of the issues they face in finding the right people to help care for elderly and vulnerable members of our community. It is clear a career in adult social care can be rewarding, varied and worthwhile and I fully support the campaign by the Department for Health and Social Care to promote interest in jobs in this sector.
“If you think a career in adult social care could be for you, or someone you know, visit the campaign website www.everydayisdifferent.com for more information on what it means to work in adult social care.”ENDS