National campaign to encourage people to apply for a job in adult social care.


The social care sector is facing a recruitment crisis, as vacancy rates are higher than in the general economy across England and turnover is high at 27.8%. An extra 500,000 jobs are expected to be needed by 2020.

In response, the Department of Health and Social Care has launched a national communications campaign to help increase the number of people choosing a career in adult social care and improve retention in the sector through media coverage, interviews, adverts, online quizzes and social media posts.

Launched on the 12th February, the campaign promotes care work as a vocation where you can make a real difference and every day really is different to the next.

The campaign’s website links to the Department of Work and Pensions ‘find a job’ search engine and the campaign’s Facebook page at:

Adverts are running on radio, social media, websites, outdoor posters e.g. at bus stops throughout February and March.

How we're getting involved

To help promote our job vacancies, in particular those in our learning disability services across Sussex, we're doing a range of activities aligned to the Department of Health and Social Care’s campaign, including:

  • We have uploaded all our current vacancies to the Department of Work and Pensions ‘find a job’ search engine
  • Throughout February and March, we’re posting information about the ‘everydayisdifferent’ campaign on our Facebook and Twitter (@SouthdownHA) with a link to the jobs section on our website
  • We’ve shared ‘day in the life’ stories of our staff with the Department of Health and Social Care for use within their 'everydayisdifferent' campaign      

Join our team 

We believe in doing the very best we can for people. Their health, happiness and wellbeing really matter to us. If you share that belief, we’d love to hear from you.

Visit the 'work with us' section of our website to find out more.