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Emotive video highlights need for care professionals

Message is come and join us at Inspired to Care

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An inspiring film which showcases the role of adult social care professionals across Leicestershire, is now being screened to thousands of people.

The minute-long film, with powerful narration in the form of a poem, has been created by Leicestershire County Council’s Inspired to Care team.

It is being screened on the county council’s social media channels, its website and has been made available to care providers in the county. There are also plans for a wider TV launch later in the year.

The video celebrates the amazing work which care professionals carry out day and night – particularly during the recent Covid-19 pandemic  - and it is also a rallying cry for more people to join the campaign to attract more professionals into the private care sector.

Team leader Faye features in the video in her role as a team leader at the Cedar Mews residential home in Birstall.

Faye said: “I’ve been at Cedar Mews since it opened, and I love it here. I’ve worked in care since I was 16, including a spell in domiciliary care, and there are so many opportunities to progress your career, which I’ve been fortunate enough to do.

“It’s also helped me to gain confidence, which is so vital in this job, along with building relationships with residents and being able to communicate and liaise with other health professionals.

“I’d definitely recommend a career in care and I’d encourage people to find out more about the opportunities available through the Inspired to Care website.”

In the film, Faye is shown supporting resident Gerald, who she describes as a “lovely man, very grateful for the support he receives.”

Gerald said: “I’ve been at the home for about two-and-a-half years, all the staff meet my needs – they are very good at what they do.”

He is also a lifelong Leicester City fan and said he watched their recent FA Cup Final win, with staff cheering along. “It was a great day – I’ve followed City since 1947.”

This inspiring film was produced to highlight the values and skills which care professionals have – their huge hearts and their unbending commitment to the work they do. We now want to bring in more professionals as the work goes on to support the care sector so come and join the brilliant people we already have on board.”

You can see the video at www.inspiredtocare.co.uk/joinus and find out more about careers in social care and the Inspired to Care project.

You can also call us on 0116 305 1313 about the part-time and full-time roles which are available in community care, residential care as well as supported living accommodation supporting adults of all ages.

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