Wake Up 2 Care: A new recruitment initiative

Published Friday, 19 July 2019

An innovative recruitment initiative to recruit new care workers into the council and care homes in Bromley Borough, is underway.


The new recruitment initiative is inviting interested people to a recruitment event on Thursday 8 August.  Applicants are advised to book a place onto one of two information sessions available. The session is taking place at 5.30 pm and repeated at 6.15 pm at the Bromley Civic Centre.

As it is estimated that the number of people aged over 85 will have doubled by 2030, effective recruitment and retention of a caring and skilled adult social care workforce will become increasingly important.  The Wake Up 2 Care project, with government funding, has been created as a way to attract people to the care profession who may never have considered it before. The project has been funded by the Improved Better Care Fund (IBCF).

Councillor Diane Smith, Executive Councillor for Adult Care and Health, said "There are many potential roles within the caring profession which could both suit lifestyle choices but also crucially support those in need of care at what will be an inevitably vulnerable period of their lives. The Wake up 2 Care programme will offer a career opportunity to train as a carer under a structured and clear development pathway whilst at the same time making a real difference to the quality of lives of our residents."

Applicants who apply under the initiative will receive professional training and development from the Council’s Workforce Development team and mentoring support from scheme partners available at the recruitment event.

The Wake Up 2 Care initiative consists of the following employers working in partnership with the Council’s Reablement and Workforce Development teams:

• Glebe Housing Association
• Clairleigh Nursing Home
• Mission Care
• Nellsar Ltd
• Sage Care Homes


Bromley’s Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and Skills for Care are also partners in an advisory capacity.

For further information and to book a place, interested applicants should go to www.bromley.gov.uk/WakeUp2Care or call Bromley Council’s Workforce Development team on 0208 313 4050.

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