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Recruitment & Retention

Shropshire Partners in Care (SPiC) has been successful in a recent bid for funding from Skills for Care to pilot ‘local engagement and communications initiatives to support the national recruitment campaign, Every Day is Different’.

Therefore we have received funding to support and promote the recent Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) campaign which will now be localised to Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin. Only 4 areas have been selected to receive funding for this project, so this is a great opportunity for us to promote the sector more locally.

Our progress so far:

  • We have created local case studies where people already working in adult social care pass on their thoughts and experiences for the benefit of others – view the case studies here
  • Our Values & Recruitment Workshop took place on 15 October (delivered by NEO) to support our members with brand identity and values. Providing practical tools for ongoing promotion and recruitment. Feedback from this workshop has been very positive and members in attendance now have a further two hours consultancy support available.
  • We ran a Recruitment Event at Telford Shopping Centre on 23rd October, 9am – 6pm. There was 9 care providers on hand throughout the day to answer questions and provide details to anyone searching for a job. Over 100 people attended the event with a number of applications being given out on the day and some interviews being scheduled in the coming weeks. We had coverage from BBC Midlands Today who reported on the event, interviewing care providers and job seekers in Telford. They also interviewed the Registered Manager, a care assistant and service user of a local Domiciliary Care company, all of which was used in a 5 minute report during the 6.30pm BBC Midlands News programme on 23rd October – click here to view the news report and press releases
  • We have developed 4 short films following the stories of local carers in Shropshire, Telford & Wrekin. You hear in their own words the reasons they joined the care sector and why they love what they do. Our focus for the films was retraining from another sector, retiree and career progression – watch the videos here.

Visit the ‘Information Centre’ on our website to view our campaign resources

If you are interested in finding out more about a career in Adult Social Care or are looking for a job please visit our Facebook page where we advertise jobs in the local area.

You can also view details of local care providers and the vacancies they have by using the ‘Search our Members’ function on our website homepage.