St Albans care worker holds BBQ for Good Care Week, as Herts council cries out for 2,000 new carers
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A community barbecue was held to celebrate Hertfordshire’s care workforce.
The event was organised by Siouxsie Liddle, a care worker in St Albans, in support of vulnerable people.
Ms Liddle, who works at Grace Muriel House, put on the barbecue in support of Good Care Week, a celebration of Hertfordshire’s care workforce.
She said: “I really love my job. I love the fact that I make a difference to people’s lives and feel that I am making a valuable contribution.”
The county council hope Good Care Week, which runs from Friday, June 16, to Sunday, June 25, will encourage people to consider the profession.
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In Hertfordshire, 2,000 new carers are needed each year to keep up with demand.
Cabinet member for adult health, Colette Wyatt-Lowe, said: “Hertfordshire is lucky enough to have more than 29,000 care practitioners, but we still need more.
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“This Good Care Week, I’d encourage anyone looking for a new challenge to seriously consider a career in care, which has many opportunities on offer.”