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Recruiting social workers to meet challenges

Drive to attract around 70 people into the care sector

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A big push by the county council to encourage new recruits into adult social care will include two special events in Leicestershire next week.

The events are on Monday, 17 July and again on Thursday, 20 July at County Hall, Glenfield LE3 8RA, both from 4pm to 7pm.

They have been organised as the council launches a recruitment drive to attract around 70 people, including newly-qualified workers, into the care sector.

The posts include social and community care workers to work with specific groups of people, including residents with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and mental health needs, or older adults. 

Their roles focus on completing assessments to ensure vulnerable people's care needs are being met and helping to provide, or put in place, care and support packages to help maintain independence. 


“Working in adult social care is challenging, but it sets people apart because they can make a real difference. We’re looking to attract people to help shape how we meet people’s care needs now and in the future. There are some exciting opportunities available and we’re very keen for people to attend the events and speak to advisors about the roles available.


Filling the posts will also help meet the increased demand for council services due to more people living longer, and with more complex needs, and the extra responsibilities placed on the authority due to the Care Act.

For more information about the events, or for more guidance on a career in adult social care, call 0116 305 4517, visit   or email

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