St Albans care worker holds BBQ for Good Care Week, as Herts council cries out for 2,000 new carers

PUBLISHED: 09:21 23 June 2017 | UPDATED: 12:46 27 June 2017

Siouxsie Liddle celebrating Good Care Week. Picture: HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

Siouxsie Liddle celebrating Good Care Week. Picture: HERTFORDSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL

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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.

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.

“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.”

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