FAMOUS FACES URGE PEOPLE TO TAKE UP A CAREER IN CARE

The Department of Health & Social Care have teamed up with reality TV star and campaigner, who recently fronted a BBC show on her family’s experience of autism, Christine McGuiness, TV presenter and Paralympian, Ade Adepitan, rapper and star of Dancing on Ice 2021, Lady Leshurr, and author and influencer Toni Tone to help show that a job in adult social care is a career like no other.

They have written a selection of ‘job descriptions with a difference’ to shine a light on the extraordinary parts of the job that are often not included in traditional job adverts.

Minister for Care Gillian Keegan said:
"A role in care can provide a truly rewarding and fulfilling career. You need empathy, compassion and patience. For everything else there’s training. You don’t need qualifications to get started and there are many opportunities for professional development.

"Those already working in adult social care are doing an amazing job and we need more people to join them.

I would urge anyone who thinks they might have something to offer to consider applying for a rewarding, fulfilling and varied career in adult social care."

Ade Adepitan
For Ade Adepitan, the care sector has played a huge role in his life. His sister, Omoyile, has Down Syndrome and the support from care workers has given her the tools and ability to gain independence that would have been incredibly challenging otherwise. In addition, a short breaks centre; in Brent for children and young people aged from eight to eighteen, with profound and multiple learning difficulties, complex health needs, physical disabilities and autistic spectrum disorders, has been named after him.

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Toni Tone
Best-selling author Toni Tone is using her gift for writing to express the impact care workers have on their care recipient’s quality of life, and the emotional rewards that care workers themselves can gain in return.

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Christine McGuiness
Reality TV star, documentary maker and campaigner who recently fronted a BBC show on her family’s experience of autism – Christine McGuiness is lending her voice to the campaign after meeting adults with autism and their carers whilst researching autism for her documentary.

Click here to read Christine's post

Lady Leshurr

 

Rapper and star of Dancing on Ice 2021 Lady Leshurr has a close connection to the care sector as her mother is a care worker. She is incredibly proud of the impact and amazing difference she has seen her make on people’s lives.

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