Around 74 per cent of adults with children at home would consider a role in adult social care according to data from the Department of Health and Social Care.

With the adult social care campaign launched in February 2019, the Department of Health and Social Care are continuing their next phase for their campaign – When you care, every day makes a difference – which aims to help fill 122,000 adult social care vacancies in the UK.

As part of the campaign, research conducted by BMG Research found 72 per cent of people with children in London find it hard to juggle work and family commitments and around 59 per cent of people with children finding it hard to find a job that has flexible enough hours to work around.

Notably to the campaign, the Department of Health and Social Care highlights that adult social care points out that adult social care workers provides easier flexibility around working hours.

How many jobs are available across London?

Around north and east London, there are many adult social care jobs available.

Barnet has a workforce of 9,300 roles, with a nine per cent vacancy rate and 837 job vacancies in social care.

Enfield has a workforce of 7,500, a nine per cent vacancy rate and 675 social care roles

Haringey has a workforce of 3,900, a four per cent vacancy rate and 156 roles.

Harrow has a 5,400 workforce, a ninteen per cent vacancy rate and 486 roles.

On the east side of London, there are 847 roles in Redbridge.

Misconceptions about Adult Social Care.

Despite the flexible working hours, the studies found that 28 per cent of those with children in London thought that adult social care wouldn’t work around their family commitments.

Around 40 per cent of adults also presumed they would not have the right skills or qualifications to take on adult social care roles, however many roles often have different entry levels and training available.

Caroline Dinenage, the Minister for Care, said: “A career in adult social care offers the rewarding opportunity for people in London to make a real difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in society – a sentiment 96 per cent of current care workers nationally on the ground agree with.

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

“I hope our ‘When you care, every day makes a difference’ campaign will draw more people with the right values to forge fulfilling careers and help them realise how diverse and often jobs with flexible working hours in social care can be.”

Adult social carers can provide support to people who require help by encouraging people to partake in social activities, enabling someone to go to work, assisting with personal care and assuring they can continue their-day-to-day life.

For more information on the adult social care campaign, visit the website here.