Social Care Career Information Session


Thanks for your interest! Below you'll find information about this event, and information about the guest speakers who will be speaking. We really hope you join us to learn more about a career in Social Care.

What will happen in this event?

You'll learn more about some of the opportunities available in the social care sector, what skills or qualifications are needed (if any), and how to get involved. While this is hosted by The Prince's Trust, you will hear from a panel of people who currently work in the sector and learn about their experiences.

You'll also hear about how The Prince's Trust can help you get through the door, even if you haven't had prior experience in the area you're interested in.*

At the end, you'll have the opportunity to ask questions to the panel and to representatives from The Prince's Trust.

*Please note, The Prince's Trust can only support those who are 16-30 years old with the right to work in the UK.

What is Social Care?

Social care is about supporting people to maintain their independence, dignity and control. This includes providing personal and practical support to help people live their lives.

Social care workers could be supporting someone with a range of disabilities, dementia, or mental health conditions. They also work in a variety of settings, including care homes, in the local community, or from a care seeker's home.

There are lots of different roles in social care depending on what you want to do, who you want to work with and where you’d like to work.

Meet our panel:

Julie Saunders - Physiotherapy Technical Instructor, Sue Ryder

Julie manages the daily running of the physiotherapy department at Sue Ryder, delivering prescribed physiotherapy treatments to long term patients who have suffered a brain injury. Julie often supports work experience students who come to Sue Ryder, helping them to gain a clear understanding of the benefits of the different opportunities and roles available to them.

Magda Kaczorowska – Curriculum Facilitator, Leonard Cheshire

Magda is a member of the Learning and Development (L&D) team at Leonard Cheshire, a caregiving service provider for people with disabilities. She started her journey as a Support Worker and moved into L&D 8 years ago, developing and delivering training that enables staff to gain the knowledge they need for their job. Over her career, she has seen colleagues start careers as Support Workers and develop into Managers; Nurses; and Physiotherapists. She is an advocate for the sector and would passionately encourage young people to consider it.

Lynn Bassett – Manager (Warwickshire Learning and Development Partnership), Warwickshire County Council

Lynn manages the Warwickshire Learning and Development Partnership which supports social care business to develop staff and improve service quality. The Partnership also offers advice and guidance to services, as well as commissioning training and offering bursaries. Lynn has supported young people throughout her offer, from offering work experience opportunities and employing apprentices.

Sarah Drummond – Team Leader (Reablement Service), Newcastle City Council

Sarah moved into the care sector from finance after wanting a career change. She started by supporting adults with learning difficulties, before moving to Newcastle City Council, overseeing Care Officers for the Reablement Service – providing short-term support to adults in their homes. She now works as the Team Leader for the service and has launched a Health and Social Care Academy in Newcastle, worked on the integration of local hospitals and community teams, and oversees a team of officers and coordinators.

Steph Lee - Housing & Care Manager, Housing 21

Steph is a CQC registered manager, responsible for the operational management and quality of the care service at Housing 21. She ensure that the organisation is running a safe service and all performance measures are met, in line with industry standards. She is passionate about ensuring that residents receive a high quality of care and housing.

What next?

Register now and join us live on 27th January at 6.00pm! This event will be held on Microsoft Teams; download it for free here.

On the day use this link to access the webinar via Microsoft Teams - We'll also email you an hour before with a link to remind you.

We looking forward to seeing you there!

The Prince's Trust team

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