Medway Council is encouraging residents to come forward and support the ongoing response to coronavirus (COVID-19).
The council is supporting the government’s ‘Care for others. Make a difference’ campaign which aims to attract thousands of people into the social care sector.
The campaign includes free-to-access e-learning courses and webinars which are being developed for local authorities and care provider staff on a number of topics including: safeguarding, dementia and supporting care at home to reduce pressure on the NHS.
If you are not a registered social care worker, but would like to help your local community, you can apply for care worker vacancies or volunteer with local support groups who are working alongside the council to support residents.
You can make a real difference to people's lives
Leader of Medway Council, Cllr Alan Jarrett, said: “The health and wellbeing of our most vulnerable residents remains our top priority and our dedicated social care teams are doing a fantastic job. Like other local authorities, we are seeing an increasing demand in social care and we are encouraging residents to find out more about how they can help support their local communities. Working in social care is incredibly rewarding and you can make a real difference to people’s lives.”
Find out more about the government’s ‘Care for others. Make a difference’ campaign.
If residents are considering a career in social care, or are professionals who have recently been re-registered by Social Work England or the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), they are encouraged to find out more about current job vacancies and working in Medway.