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Walnut Care at Home are encouraging young people to join the care industry

With the news that more than half of 18-34 year olds would consider joining the care profession, Lincolnshire-based homecare provider Walnut Care at Home are on the hunt for dedicated young people to add to their award-winning team of over 200 carers.

According to newly released figures from the Department of Health and Social Care, 64% of 18-34 year olds would consider a career in adult social care, with the sense of fulfilment that comes from caring for others the main reason cited.

The survey of over 2000 adults is part of the Department’s ‘When you care, every day makes a difference’ recruitment campaign, which aims to inspire compassionate individuals to fill the 122,000 vacant roles across the sector.

Although 1.5 million people currently work in health and social care in the UK, an aging population means that an additional 580,000 workers will be needed by 2035. Furthermore, a large number of the current workforce – 385,000 – are 55 years of age or over, meaning they are likely to retire in the next 10 years. More young people with the right values need to join the sector to avoid a shortage, and to ensure that society’s most vulnerable are cared for.

Melanie Weatherley, Chief Executive of Walnut Care, says: “We are actively recruiting people of all ages to join the Walnut Care family and we will be supporting all efforts to recruit younger people into the care profession. This includes offering flexible working and providing opportunities to develop and grow and make care a career.

“We will continue to invest in our workforce and ensure they receive recognition and reward for the work they do every day looking after our clients.”

Along with the personal satisfaction that comes with care roles, working in care provides a number of benefits including variety, flexible hours and clear progression opportunities. Walnut Care has a reputation for investing in its staff, and many team members have been working for the organisation since its founding in 2002.

If you’re interested in joining the Walnut Care family, contact David Weatherley on 07872 601 055 or email: david@walnutcare.co.uk.

For more information on Walnut Care at Home, visit their website: www.walnutcare.co.uk/about-us.html. Or follow them on Facebook: www.facebook.com/walnutcareathome/ and Twitter: twitter.com/Walnutcare.