Care and support workers from across Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole where joined by councillor Lesley Deadman to launch this years ‘Proud to Care Campaign’.
Lesley Dedman, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health, BCP Council met with local care and support workers prior to the launch of ‘Proud to Care Week’ which started on Monday 9th September.
The Council and local care providers have joined forces to launch the Proud to Care campaign in celebration of the valuable contribution that professional care and support workers make to local residents’ lives every day. The campaign aims to improve public perception, provide a better understanding of care and support work, to boost recruitment, and for carers to feel proud of their job.
Carrie C works with adults with learning disabilities and finds her job extremely rewarding. She said:
“I always try to encourage people to work as a care and support worker! I say imagine making a difference to someone else’s lives. I just love what I do – I think people are really missing out and I say to them give it a go!”
o try and raise the profile of care work, the council, along with local carers and support workers will be taking to social media in a week long ‘Tweetathon’. The campaign will share stories, bust myths and raise the profile of care work whilst demonstrating what a rewarding job it can be.
The ‘Tweetathon’ will start on Monday 9th September and you can follow it on the BCP Twitter Account. #proudtocare
Councillor Lesley Dedman, Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health, said:
“The Proud to Care campaign will be waving the flag for our care and support workers, highlighting the crucial role they play in empowering our residents to live independent lives. The role of a care and support worker is demanding, but extremely rewarding. The campaign aims to promote the many benefits of working in the care industry, which includes career progression, flexible working and job satisfaction.”
To find out more, Visit the BCP website here.