What is the Good Care campaign?
In Hertfordshire, we are proud of our social care workforce and the quality care that is carried out every day. Good Care Month is a chance to celebrate the excellent care that you and your teams provide across the county 24/7, 365 days a year. With both an ageing population and individuals of all ages with more complex needs that require additional social care support, there is an increasing requirement for a well-trained, properly rewarded social care workforce. In Hertfordshire alone, we currently need to recruit around 4,000 paid carers a year. These new recruits are needed within residential, supported living, home care, and day service care settings to provide support for people of all ages, with a range of different needs, including support for people who have learning disabilities, adults with physical and/or sensory impairments, people with mental health needs, and support for older people with complex needs, such as dementia. We are campaigning to raise the profile of the social care sector and to promote the great career opportunities and progression available to those who choose a career in social care. The Good Care campaign aims to help tackle this by:
- Showing the public how rewarding working in care can be
- Promoting the variety of roles with progression available in home care, residential and day support services
- Highlighting the wide range of ages and needs of adults who require health and social care support in Hertfordshire
- Reaching out to people who might never have considered working in care before or haven’t taken the next step into a role in care
How you can support the campaign:
Good Care Case Study Gallery
Sarah has worked in care since she was 18 years old.
Sassy was a nurse in Macedonia, and when she moved here she started in Queensway House as a Senior Care Assistant 4 years ago.
She has since progressed to a Team Leader, currently studying her Level 5 in leadership in health and social care, and told us “I love training other staff as part of my role. As a champion for dementia and safeguarding I am able to train other staff on these areas as it is an area of expertise. Training internally means that I can provide examples through the care I provide to residents here.”
Elena, Deputy Manager and qualified chef has been working in care for 28 years.
Invite people to events you’re holding using @hertsgoodcare on Facebook and Twitter.
Post pictures and videos of your event and tag @hertsgoodcare
Share photos of staff members along with quotes describing why they love working in care using #WeCare