Minister Kevin Stewart launches care campaign at Leuchie
We were delighted to welcome Social Care Minister Kevin Stewart to Leuchie yesterday.
During the visit, Mr Stewart launched the Scottish Government Health's new adult social care recruitment campaign, which we are proud to be part of.
Mark Bevan, CEO at Leuchie House said ‘Working in adult social care is a way to make a real difference to the lives of adults from different backgrounds who need support. It’s a hugely rewarding job that offers real career progression if you want it. Sue who is one of our colleagues featuring in the campaign joined us as a Housekeeper 10 years ago. We supported Sue through her career as she moved on to becoming a Care Assistant and then through her studies to become a qualified Nurse. Investing in our people is key to them delivering excellent service to our guests.’
Adult social care covers all forms of personal and practical support for adults who need extra support to stay healthy, play a part in their community and lead as fulfilling a life as possible. It’s delivered by the voluntary sector (charities/not for profit), independent providers (including private companies and family run businesses), through local government (social care and health services) and people arranging their own support through Personal Assistants. It includes many types of support and help, from care homes, day services, outreach and crisis support, to an individual’s own home.
The number of jobs in the sector is growing and they are secure roles with good career prospects. As our population ages there will be even more demand and opportunity.
Jim from Dunbar who has worked at Leuchie for 17 years said ‘I love my job, it’s different every day and I get to make a real difference to people’s lives. As I’ve got more experience I’ve been promoted to offer a bit of help to people who are just starting out in this brilliant career. When so many people are being laid off in other sectors it’s good to know you’ve got a job for life with loads of prospects’
Scotland has a growing number of adult social care vacancies and the campaign is now live on national and local media throughout Scotland.