A CAMPAIGN is encouraging people across the district to consider a career in adult social care.

Currently around 12,500 people are employed in the sector in Bradford district, but there is a seven per cent vacancy rate.

The Department of Health and Social Care has launched an initiative – When you care, every day makes a difference – spotlighting the variety of opportunities available.

Roles range from working with people who have mental health and complex needs, to domiciliary care and supporting people with learning disabilities.

A spokesman said: “Adult social care roles are all about offering personal and practical support to help people live independently, from adults with disabilities to older people or those with mental or physical conditions.

“It can include anything from supporting people to participate in social activities in the community to enabling someone to go to work every day, and help with personal care such as getting dressed or cooking meals. Workers can be based in the community, in care homes, hospitals or people’s homes.”

The campaign is being promoted through posters, TV ads, radio, social media and digital channels. For more details, visit everydayisdifferent.com.