MORE than half of parents in the region find it difficult to juggle work and family commitments, new research has revealed.

The finding has been published as a campaign is launched in Yorkshire and the Humber to recruit workers in the adult social care sector.

Behind the initiative is the Department of Health and Social Care, which says people with dependent children at home are in many cases perfect candidates for the roles.

A spokesman said: “They have the compassion and patience required and the often-flexible working hours could allow them to juggle family life with workload – including taking advantage of the free time they possess during the day when children are at school.”

The Department says there are currently around 7,600 vacancies across the sector in Yorkshire and the Humber.

“A career in adult social care offers a rewarding opportunity for people to make a real difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable in society,” the spokesman added.

“We have over a million brilliant people already working in the sector, but we urgently need new talent to ensure we can continue to provide support for those who need it.”

A range of roles is available, from supporting people with mental health and complex needs to residential care.

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