Care worker backs new campaign

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An activities co-ordinator from a Wellingborough care home is spearheading a campaign to address the drastic shortage of staff in the sector.

Ann Headland, 69, who works at Bilton Court care home in Windermere Drive, hopes to encourage job seekers to join the care sector to meet the demands of Britain’s ageing population.

Ann, who has worked for Bilton Court care home for nine years, said she was proud to work in care and would encourage other people of all ages to join the sector.

She said: “I was surprised older workers didn’t realise the benefits of working in care.

“Being a carer is very rewarding – I really enjoy it.”