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Calls for more to consider career in social care with nearly 20,000 new carers needed in Wales

Almost 20,000 new carers are needed in Wales within the next decade to help meet the growing demand.

With an ageing population in Wales, more will have specific needs that require support inside and outside the home. However there are also opportunities within the industry to work with children, young people and vulnerable adults as well as their families and carers.

By 2030 it is estimated that around 20,000 more employees will be needed within the care sector.

Earlier this year a national campaign called ‘WeCare’ was launched in a bid to attract more people to work in care.

The campaign is a collaboration between Social Care Wales and leading organisations representing social care, early years and childcare in Wales, as well as other national bodies involved in job-seeking and careers advice.

Wrexham Council is now urging people to consider a social care within the area.

The local authority says: “The support comes from a range of roles to help individuals live as safely and independently as possible.

“We provide care directly to individuals in a range of settings, from supporting people in their own homes with day to day living tasks, to accompanying individuals to day centres or activity groups, taking them swimming or visiting the cinema, to caring for people with complex health needs in residential homes or supported accommodation.

“Each role in Social Care offers a variety of challenges and rewards and offers training and development opportunities for you if you wish to support people to get the most from their lives and enable them to be part of their communities.

“We work with a number of contracted partners who support the authority by providing social care services to individuals living in Wrexham.

“We work with partners to provide our social care and you can find out if there’s one near you and what’s available on the following link, here.”

We Care Wales also has further information such as videos and advice direct from those working in the care industry right now.

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