An interesting study has been done by West Sussex County Council which led them to make a video in order to try and dis-spell some of the myths surrounding who care workers are, what they do and who they care for.

Our care team is a diverse bunch, with age ranges from 19 to over 60. We have male and female carers, some are brand new to the work and some have been doing it for over 20 years. Some have even won awards for doing it.  Our clients are from all walks of life too. We have both older and younger people that we look after. They are based mainly in the Worthing area but have all sorts of needs.

This is what makes caring such a rewarding, flexible and varied career. No day is ever the same and you’re constantly helping people achieve small victories, just getting out of bed is a victory for some. So do watch this video and think about it – could you work in care? If you could we’d love to hear from you.

Every person featured in the video works in care in West Sussex and the content is quite surprising!