The number of people aged over 85 is set to double by 2030, something which has inspired a new initiative to recruit more carers in Bromley.

Wake Up 2 Care aims to hire care workers into the council and care homes in Bromley.

Councillor Diane Smith explained: "There are many potential roles within the caring profession which could both suit lifestyle choices but also crucially support those in need of care at what will be an inevitably vulnerable period of their lives."

The executive councillor for adult care and health added: "The Wake up 2 Care programme will offer a career opportunity to train as a carer under a structured and clear development pathway whilst at the same time making a real difference to the quality of lives of our residents."

People considering a fresh career move are asked to attend an information event on August 8.

Applicants can book a place by visiting or by calling Bromley Council’s Workforce Development team on 0208 313 4050.

Successful applicants will receive professional training from the council’s workforce development team.

Care companies Glebe Housing Association, Clairleigh Nursing Home, Mission Care, Nellsar Ltd and Sage Care Home are all signed up to the Wake Up 2 Care initiative.