Wednesday 12 October 2022

A major jobs fair for the care sector is taking place at the University of Hull today. It comes amid concerns that the number of care workers in the country has fallen for the first time on record. The free to attend event sees more than 20 employers encouraging local people to consider a career in care. It’s been organised by East Riding Council who told Beverley FM it’s a key part of their ambition to inform, educate and inspire people to consider a career in care across the county. They also want to encourage people to think beyond the typical care worker roles to highlight jobs such as catering assistants, cooks, gardeners, project planners and IT experts. Read full details about today’s Big Care Career Fair here

The adult care sector has also come under scrutiny from the Ombudsman today, which has highlighted the growing number of complaints due to funding constraints. Michael King, The Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman told us that there is a growing disconnect between the care to which people are entitled and the ability of councils to meet those needs.

It’s been revealed that some local bus services have been impacted by the decision of Acklams Coaches to stop running a number of its commercial and contracted services. East Yorkshire buses will step in later this month to maintain the Beverley Town Service, No 5. While East Riding Council says it will make sure other services will be maintained. More details here.