As the population ages rapidly, more and more people will rely on health and social care professionals. The care home sector is huge in the UK but improvements in health and social care services, along with advances in technology now mean that the elderly are able to stay in their own homes longer.
In 2016 a study by skillsforcare.org revealed that 1.55 million people in the Uk work in the field. With an average age of 43, it is an industry that attracts health and social professionals both young and old. The role of domiciliary carers has increased dramatically over the past decade but the vast range of careers in this sector brings people of all types to work. Roles as diverses as individual support for those with disabilities or learning difficulties to care homes managers and child care assistants. Continue reading “Health and Social Care Professionals – why become one?”