Hereford Times:

Care Heroes is a recruitment initiative promoted by Herefordshire Council to highlight the diverse opportunities of working available in the social care industry and encourage more people to take up a career in adult social care.

The initiative aims to change attitudes about working in care and to help people discover a career where they can make a significant difference to the lives of local people in Herefordshire, whilst gaining the skills and confidence to ensure our local population is safe and happy, now and in the future.

The initiative has a dedicated Care Heroes team that manage its website, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook accounts.

People can find out lots of information about working in adult social care and the wide variety of roles on offer. There’s also details on current job vacancies, training opportunities, career progression, recruitment events and a useful information section where you can find out about health and social care campaigns. There is also significant development work taking place to consider refreshing some of the content.

The team also worked with 20 local social care employees to produce honest and informative videos for the website that explain what it’s like to be a care worker. Working in care is so much more than personal care and the videos give these workers the chance to tell you themselves about what an incredible and rewarding career it can be.

Herefordshire’s care workforce has amazing individuals who enhance the lives of thousands of local people every day, supporting them to keep their independence and to live a good quality of life.

To find out more about the benefits of working in adult social care and how to start your social care career, visit the Care Heroes website.