Care boss Mick's bid to address care worker shortage

Date published: 16 February 2018

Local care boss Mick Sheehan has launched a campaign - ‘You Can Care’ - to address the shortage of care workers.

Sheehan, who owns and runs the Oldham and Saddleworth office of at-home care provider Home Instead Senior Care, will be raising awareness, banishing pre-conceived ideas about what caring is all about, as well as informing people about just how rewarding working in care can be.

According to Skills for Care, the strategic body for workforce development in adult social care in England, there are approximately 90,000 vacancies in the social care sector at any given time.

Our ageing population has created a huge requirement for care services and Sheehan reports that the national picture is reflected in the local area.

Home Instead, who specialise in care for older people in their own homes, is hoping to fill 50 jobs in 2018 in order to keep pace with demand.

Speaking about the campaign launch, Sheehan said: “The hashtag #youcancare will be used throughout the ‘You Can Care’ campaign as a celebration of professional CAREGivers and a show of solidarity with the hundreds of people working tirelessly in our local area to care for family members.”

The hashtag #youcancare has been created to support the campaign. As well as sharing positive stories, the company will also be offering tips, advice and support for the hundreds of people caring for family members in the local area.

For more information about Home Instead, call 01457 874566 or visit

You can also find information on the campaign if you search #youcancare on Facebook and Twitter.