Issue 18 May 2020

Matters

Care for others and make a difference

Social Care posterThe coronavirus pandemic has changed the way we view the world and in particular the way we view certain jobs. In the past it had been easy to miss the important role key workers play in our society but over the past two months we have realised just how vital their work is to our everyday lives.

The Department for Health and Social Care is currently recruiting nationwide for people who would like to make a difference to the lives of others everyday by starting a career in Adult Social Care.

All you need to start working in adult social care are the right values, but if you want to build your skills into a career, adult social care offers plenty of opportunities for progression.

While every role requires core life skills like teamwork and problem solving, it's your values, behaviour and attitude that will set you apart. So if you're the sort of person who treats others with respect, listens to their needs, understands their emotions, and is warm, kind and honest, then adult social care could be the career for you.

To find out more about how varied and rewarding a job in Adult Social Care can be visit https://www.everydayisdifferent.com/home.aspx 

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West Sussex County Council (WSCC) reopened Household Waste Recycling Sites (HWRS) across West Sussex on Monday 11th May.

Although the waste sites are open, WSCC is asking you to consider if your journey is absolutely essential before making the trip. 

From Monday 1st June, the range of items will be extended to include garden waste, general household waste, wood, cardboard, electrical items, bulky items, and furniture. The HWRS are currently unable to accept soil / hardcore, plasterboard, asbestos, tyres or textiles for the time being. ID will be required from all vehicles attending site

Vans and pickups will be permitted on the sites, but will need to display their WSCC permit to access the site. Trailers will continue to be rejected for the time being due to the operational changes made to sites.

Normal summer opening hours will be in operation. Once at the sites there will be certain measures in place for the safety of visitors and staff.

Please visit www.westsussexrecycles.org for more information on your local site.