Some people face barriers to moving into work, and not everyone has recent experience or qualifications to support them. However, people from all kinds of backgrounds can have the right values to work in our sector.
Taking an open approach to your recruitment can help adult social care employers to recruit from a wider talent and attract a diverse range of candidates.
Skills for Care has practical tips and guidance to help you break down some of the barriers to employment, and fairly and safely recruit people from different backgrounds. This could include, for example, care leavers, disabled people, ex-offenders, carers and people who are homeless.
Recruiting people for their values, rather than experience and qualifications, is a great place to start.