A CAMPAIGN to increase the adult social care workforce in Scotland has been launched.

The ‘There’s More to Care Than Caring’ recruitment campaign features stories from adult care workers.

Across Scotland, around 145,000 people currently work in adult social care in a range of roles, including supporting people with physical disabilities, dementia, autism, older people and those with mental health conditions.

The campaign has been developed in collaboration with the Scottish Social Services Council (SSSC) and key partners in the social care sector.

Scottish Government Health Secretary Jeane Freeman said: “Working in adult social care can be hugely rewarding – for many, it’s more than job; it’s work they give enormous commitment to.

“As today’s report from the Care Inspectorate and SSSC highlights, one of the main difficulties services face when trying to fill vacancies is not having enough applicants or the right applicants. That is exactly what this campaign seeks to address.”

Find out more about careers in adult social care at CareToCare.scot