A DROP-in session for people who are interested in a role delivering care is taking place in Llanfair Caereinion on Wednesday.

Powys County Council (PCC) is teaming up with home care provider Abacare, Direct Payments agency, PeoplePlus and Social Care Wales' We Care Campaign to hold an event at the town's Institute on Wednesday, October 2, between 3 and 6.30pm.

The work is part of a campaign to encourage more people into the social care sector throughout Wales, including taking up the roles of home care worker and personal assistant.

National organisation Social Care Wales estimates that some 20,000 more people will be needed to work in care in Wales by 2030.

A PCC spokesperson said: "If you are interested in a job delivering care and support, please feel free to come along to have a chat with the team at the drop-in. They'll be able to give you details about the flexible career options available within the sector.”

He explained that Llanfair Caereinion has been chosen for the drop-in as this part of Powys is one of the areas where there is a need for more home care workers.

The spokesperson said that both home care worker and personal assistant roles are flexible careers that could be suited to parents/grandparents or guardians who need to work around their childcare responsibilities, for example working outside 'school run' times. The roles can be full or part-time and there are many opportunities for career progression within this sector.

Personal assistants are employed by a service user and support with a wide range of tasks that help to increase an individual’s independence and make a real difference to their quality of life.

Many care workers in Powys are employed by outside agencies – such as Abacare - although some are employed directly by PCC itself.

You can find contact details for the agencies - as well as details about council jobs - via https://en.powys.gov.uk/article/7722/Work-as-a-Homecare-Worker