COSLA ‘This is Local Government’ Campaign – Josh’s Story

COSLA has launched a ‘This Is Local Government’ campaign which  aims to increase awareness and appreciation of the essential service provided by Councils.

This campaign kicks off with Josh Morris, who works in the South Lanarkshire Council-run David Walker Gardens care home in Rutherglen.

The 22-year-old was previously employed as a lifeguard at Strathaven Swimming Pool, before moving into the care home setting to help at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.

You can watch Josh talk about his transition to social care here.

COSLA President, Councillor Alison Evison, said:

“Josh’s story is wonderful – in terms of his age, his former career – it shows the diversity we would love to see more of in the social care workforce and across the whole Local Government workforce.”