The dedication and hard work of care workers will be celebrated at the Exeter City's match against Fleetwood on October 22.
And you can nominate a care worker who will receive a pair of free tickets for the game at St James Park.
A total of 15 pairs of tickets will be given away as part of the initiative, which is being delivered in collaboration with the club and its partner charity, Exeter City Community Trust. As well as the ticket giveaway, the match has been dedicated to recognising the work of care workers and to thank them for their hard work, and particularly their commitment during the pandemic.
Julian Tagg, president and director of external affairs at Exeter City Football Club, said: “This match will be an opportunity to say thank you to people who work in this sector, and also provide the chance for social care leaders to promote employment opportunities in social care. It has been widely documented that this is one of the sectors which is currently finding recruitment the most challenging.”
“The recruitment of social care workers is vital to ensure people receive the care they need, whether that is to live independently, or in a care home or nursing home setting.
Cllr James McInnes, Devon County Council Cabinet Member for Integrated Adult Social Care & Health, said: “We welcome this supportive partnership from Exeter City Football Club. It’s really important to celebrate the dedication of our care workers who have had an extremely challenging couple of years. We’re also grateful to be able to raise awareness of the many roles which are available in social care through this partnership.”
Exeter City Community Trust will also use the match as an opportunity to recruit workers for its Supported Housing programme which offers intensive support to help people who may be homeless or at risk of homelessness to maintain a tenancy.
Applicants have until October 2 to nominate a care assistant and the 15 winners will be selected at random and notified by email.
To nominate a care assistant, click here.