Kick Start A Career in Care

What is it?

Kick Start for Care is an exciting new scheme to attract new staff into your care setting. It’s aimed at those who haven’t worked in the sector before and who are looking for a change of career.


The Kick Start for Care scheme provides a £750 bonus for new starters into a CQC registered provider in Suffolk, so this is a great incentive those looking to move into the Social Care Sector.


New starters are eligible for this bonus if they haven't been working in the care industry for the previous 2 years OR have come straight from education (e.g., college, sixth form, apprenticeship).


How can I get involved?

The criteria for this scheme are straightforward

When recruiting a new starter, you just need to apply for the funding using the simple application form here.

Care Development East will work with you to ensure that the individual is eligible and that they are in post at the end of the 12-week period. This may involve a request by phone for basic employment details or a conversation with the employee to ensure that they received the bonus payment.

If you have any questions about the scheme or would like any further promotional material, just contact


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