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Recruitment drop in session at Llandrindod Wells

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February 27, 2020

Screen grab of videoA drop-in session for people who are interested in a rewarding role delivering care is taking place in Llandrindod Wells next week.

Council staff will be in the Conservatory at the Pavilion Conference Centre on Friday March 6th, between 2pm and 5pm.

They will be joined by representatives of Social Care Wales, care provider Hafal Crossroads as well as representatives of PeoplePlus, who will be able to talk about the support they can offer people who receive Direct Payments.

The work is part of a campaign to encourage more people into the social care sector throughout Wales, including taking up the roles of home care worker and Personal Assistant. National organisation Social Care Wales estimates that some 20,000 more people will be needed to work in care in Wales by 2030.

Councillor Myfanwy Alexander is the council's Cabinet Member with responsibility for Adult Social Care. She commented: "We've come to Llandrindod Wells on the hunt for people who really want to make a difference, to contribute to their communities. These posts can be flexible to help the work-life balance and could be the first step to a career in a sector with great prospects. Come along, chat to us: you never know, you could become someone's hero."

She explained that the town has been chosen for the drop-in as this part of Powys is one of the areas where there is a need for more home care workers.

Both care worker and personal assistant roles are flexible careers that could be suited to parents/grandparents or guardians who need to work around their childcare responsibilities, for example working outside 'school run' times. The roles can be full or part-time and there are many opportunities for career progression within this sector.

Personal assistants are employed by a service user and support with a wide range of tasks which help to increase an individual's independence and make a real difference to their quality of life.

Many care workers in Powys are employed by outside agencies - such as Hafal Crossroads- although some are employed directly by Powys County Council itself.

You can find contact details for the agencies - as well as details about council jobs - via https://en.powys.gov.uk/article/7722/Work-as-a-Homecare-Worker

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