The Make Care Matter recruitment campaign is one of our top priorities, with a number of vacancies across the sector and an ever-growing demand.
We talked to County Council employee Angie Austin about how she progressed from care and support worker to quality and improvement manager while juggling a busy home life and two children.
In this third video in our series, Angie reflects on her impressive 16-year career working in a number of different roles and why she is so keen to be an ambassador for Make Care Matter. Although Angie loves her job, she’s determined to continue climbing the career ladder while also developing the people in her team.
Angie said: “I’ve always been driven and have a real passion for making sure older people and vulnerable adults receive the best possible care. It really is so rewarding, especially when a family tells you how contented they feel knowing that their loved ones are well cared for. Being able to make a difference was most definitely the main reason I applied to work in adult social care and it still motivates me today. I would say to anyone who is considering a career in care to go for it. It’s such a rewarding job, when you see those people you’re helping to care for living a full life.”
Watch the film and find out more about Make Care Matter.
How can I get involved?
Do you know someone with Angie’s ambition and determination who could achieve amazing things in the adult social care sector?
If so, share the Make Care Matter website, www.makecarematter.co.uk, where they can find lots of information and details of current job opportunities.
You can also help to promote the Make Care Matter campaign by following @MakeCareMatter on Facebook and sharing Angie’s story with friends, family and colleagues.