Gosport MP, Caroline Dinenage, is joining the Prime Minister this week to encourage constituents across Gosport, Hill Head, Stubbington and Lee-on-the-Solent to sign up to work in the social care sector.
The government is calling for the public to help those in the social care sector during the pandemic, as additional staff are urgently needed whether they are looking for short or long term work.
Caroline, who was Minister of State for Care from 2018 to 2020, commented:
“Over the decade that I have worked alongside care homes and domiciliary care providers in the Gosport Constituency, and during my time as Minister of State for Care, I have learned what an incredibly important role those in social care fulfil and what a rewarding career it can be.
“I know the job can be far from easy, but from speaking to those in the sector their stories show how they make a difference every single day to some of our most vulnerable residents.
“Whether you are looking to volunteer, get some short-term work or step onto the job ladder I highly recommend working in care.”
Back in 2019, Caroline launched the #EveryDayIsDifferent recruitment campaign which last year reported a 14% (21,083) rise in applications for care or care roles on the Department for Work and Pensions Find a Job site compared to a year earlier.
This new campaign that has been launched this week is called ‘Care for Others. Make a Difference’ and will be advertised across TV, radio and digital media. Various roles are available which will differ depending on local need and the experience of the applicant.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said:
“I want to thank carers for all they do to look after our loved ones. Throughout this pandemic, they have gone above and beyond to protect our parents and grandparents, and to provide them with the support and care they need and we would be truly lost without them.
“This exceptional career choice is tough but rewarding, and I would urge anyone who is thinking of a career in care to come forward and join this heroic workforce.”