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15 March 2023

Social care recruitment bus set to hit the road

Bus printed with We Care Wales signage saying "Make care your career"

A new recruitment bus that looks to help people take their first steps into the social care sector, is touring Gwent this year.

Coinciding with World Social Work Day, the bus will set off on Tuesday 21 March, stopping outside Morrisons supermarket in Cwmbran between the hours of 10am and 2pm.

Visitors to the bus will be able to speak with a number of social care employers, including Torfaen Council, to start their careers in care.

It is anticipated that Gwent will need hundreds more people to work in social care roles by 2030 if it is to keep up with the growing demand for care services and provide support for communities across the region.

A wide range of rewarding roles will be on offer and people will get the chance to meet and talk to people who already work in Gwent’s social care sector.

For those looking to return to work after an extended period away, or are new to the world of work, employability advisors will be on hand to help build confidence and learn new skills.

The newly branded bus has been funded by Gwent Regional Partnership Board and is a collaborative approach to recruitment between Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Gwent’s five local authorities and WeCare Wales.

The WeCare Wales bus is an exciting initiative for Gwent. We’re thrilled to be able to bring together a wide range of social care employers and show citizens the diverse and rewarding roles the sector has to offer.

There is no better way of finding out about careers in social care than coming along and having a chat with those who are already working in the sector.
Jason O’Brien, Strategic Director for Children and Family Services at Torfaen Council and Chair of the Gwent Regional Workforce Board

It is hoped that it helps raise the profile and demonstrate the full breadth of social care career pathways available locally.

The recruitment bus will be on the road until September 2023, visiting venues across Blaenau Gwent, Caerphilly, Monmouthshire, Newport and Torfaen.

Pop along for a chat at the following locations on the following days:


Tuesday 21st 10am to 2pm Morrison’s, Cwmbran

Wednesday 29th 10am to 2pm Blaenau Gwent Learning Zone, Ebbw Vale


Wednesday 5th 10am to 2pm Tesco, Abertillery

Thursday 13th 10am to 2pm Morrison’s, Ebbw Vale

Thursday 20th 10am to 2pm Cwmbran Stadium, Henllys Way

Friday 28th 10am to 2pm Morrison’s Rogerstone


Saturday 6th 10am to 2pm Caerphilly Leisure Centre

Friday 12th 10am to 2pm Tredegar House, Newport

Friday 19th 10am to 2pm Friars Walk, Newport

Thursday 25th 10am to 2pm Pontypool Leisure Centre


Friday 2nd 10am to 2pm The Dell Car Park, Chepstow

Friday 9th 10am to 2pm Fairfield Car Park, Abergavenny

Friday 16th 10am to 2pm Chippingham Car Park, Monmouth (opposite Waitrose)

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