£1k incentive to employ young care workers
Social care employers across Britain will get £1,000 for taking on a young person who is struggling to find work.
The ‘Care First Careers’ scheme aims to guarantee that everyone between the ages of 18 and 24 who has been looking for work for six months will get a job offer, work experience or training. The scheme makes £75million available to fund up to 50,000 jobs.
Additional free pre-employment training packages will also be available through the initiative, announced on January 27 by care services minister Phil Hope and work and pensions minister Jim Knight.
“Care services offer challenging and rewarding careers, from managing care homes to supporting older and disabled people to live independently in their own homes,” said Mr Hope.
“I hope Care First Careers will encourage more young people to consider a future in care and help give them the leg-up they nee