Loughborough Echo

Consider rewarding career as a carer


THE pandemic has thrust the unwavering efforts of social care workers into the spotlight.

For too long they have been overlooked, but I’m deeply encouraged to see that half of the nation now have a higher opinion of social care since the pandemic.

But with the sector needing over 600,000 more staff by 2031, action is needed now to futureproo­f this vital workforce.

Our research shows the pandemic has compelled the nation to reconsider their career goals and to want to do more for others.

Social care has been the backbone of our nation during the pandemic and can provide a meaningful, challengin­g and fulfilling career.

Everyone deserves a fulfilling later life, but this wouldn’t be possible without the compassion and commitment of our nation’s social care workforce.

If people are looking for a rewarding new career, they don’t have to look any further.

Jane Ashcroft, chief executive of Anchor, London

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