Staff management platform Care Hires has launched #ShareWhyYouCare week for carers to share the reasons why they work in the care sector.
With 165,000 care vacancies currently unfilled, temporary staffing management platform Care Hires has launched a dedicated awareness week to raise awareness of careers in care. The initiative also aims to celebrate those already working within the sector.
Between 30 January and 5 February, #ShareWhyYouCare week is calling for the 1.5 million people who work in adult social care to share why they have chosen a career in care, and in doing so it is hoped that others will appreciate the great sense of reward involved. To participate in #ShareWhyYouCare week, care staff simply need to add their thoughts to the hashtag on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or TikTok.
Suleman Sacranie, co-founder of Care Hires, said: “So often, working in the care sector is termed as vocational and seen as a ‘calling’, and while there are millions of people working in care, we know first-hand that their reasons for doing so are often unshared, yet could provide a real source of connection, community and inspiration.
“The care sector is under immense pressure. The understaffing, underfunding, need for more beds and rising costs are all contributing to yet another ‘once in a lifetime’ event, hot on the heels of the pandemic. We wanted to start 2023 with something positive to celebrate the staff who are rising to meet these challenges daily while raising awareness of the sector as a career path to those who may not have previously considered it. There are some incredible people working in care doing incredible things and we’d love to share their stories.”
A dedicated toolkit can be found at www.carehires.com/sharewhyyoucare.