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Aylesbury carers fair showing the benefits of caring for others

Aylesbury carers fair showing the benefits of caring for others

Published by Charlotte Fisher at 5:47am 26th March 2019.

A carers fair in Aylesbury today (26th March) hopes to encourage people to consider working in the social care sector. 

A number of local care providers are coming together to host a careers fair in conjunction with Care & Support Jobs, the sister company of leading recruitment specialist Cohesion, at the Gateway Centre in Aylesbury today (26th March).

The aim of the day

  • The event hopes to encourage local people to consider a role in care and showcase the benefits that come with caring for others
  • Organisations including The Fremantle Trust, Choice Support and Heritage Care, will be there to talk to potential candidates about the skills required to work within the sector
  • A number of workshops are being run on-site offering advice on interview techniques and CV writing, amongst others.

It is no secret that there is currently a recruitment crisis in the social care sector - it is estimated that an extra 650,000 care workers will be needed by 2035 to cope with the rising number of elderly people needing support.

AVDC - The Gateway Aylesbury
The Gateway will host today's event

The Gateway event will include workshop sessions from Cohesion's specialists and local companies, to talk about potential career pathways and what it's like to care for people with dementia and support those with autism and learning disabilities.

Students from Buckinghamshire College (Aylesbury Campus), who are studying the social care level 2 course, have also been invited to meet with local providers at the event to discuss their options and potential career pathway when completing their course.

Dave Beesley, Talent Director at Cohesion, comments;

"We are delighted to be hosting a social care careers fair in Buckinghamshire and look forward to welcoming potential candidates and informing them about working within the sector.

"As our population ages, there is a real need for more care workers, and we sometimes find there is still a stigma around working in care which needs to be re-dressed.

"Many people aren't aware of the career opportunities and the progression potential within a social care career.

"We are also aiming to highlight the benefits that come with caring for people on a day-to-day basis - it isn't just about working with the elderly, but can involve helping those with learning disabilities or autism to take part in activities within their community, such as going to the cinema or visiting local shops.

"A good carer can make a real difference to someone's day."

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