Almost two-thirds of younger people would consider a career in adult social care, a survey has found.
The findings of the survey of younger people were published as the government launched the second phase of its adult social care recruitment campaign.
Minister for Care Caroline Dinenage said: “A career in adult social care offers the rewarding opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in society– a sentiment 96% of current care workers on the ground agree with.
“We have over a million brilliant people working in the sector, but we urgently need new talent to ensure we can continue to provide support for those who need it.
“I hope our ‘When you care, every day makes a difference’ campaign will draw more people with the right values to forge fulfilling careers and help them realise how diverse, worthwhile and often flexible jobs in social care can be. I urge anyone considering a career in care to apply today.”
According to the poll of 2,020 of adults, 64% of 18-34 year olds would consider a career in adult social care.
Over half of people aged 18-24 (57%) and 25-34 (56%) would consider changing career for a job that helps or support others.
More than one on ten people aged 18-24 (13%) and 25-34 (14%) are dissatisfied with their current job and over 59% would consider moving to a job that offers more fulfilment.
Additionally, 65% of parents with dependent children would consider a role in adult social care.
The government’s national recruitment campaign, which was launched in February, is designed to help fill the 122,000 vacancies across the sector.