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Social care time bomb

Why opt for a career in a distressingly low-paid job?
Social care time bomb

Why opt for a career in a distressingly low-paid job?

Social care is a vital service enabling those most vulnerable to remain in their own homes and communities. Care staff do a fantastic job in supporting the families and carers too, providing them with respite in what can be a 24/7 and lonely role.

But why do people opt for a career in social care when it remains one of the most distressingly low-paid jobs?

‘I fear the care sector will become crippled from a lack of workers to meet the care needs of our ageing population’

Care staff are often looked on with disdain by health professionals, whereas healthcare offers clearly identifiable pathways. At an early age, I knew I wanted to go into nursing. Social care staff do not have the same opportunities.

Shortfall of care

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