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Let’s care about caring

Let’s care about caring

Today marks the start of YouCanCare Week, an annual official awareness week created by Home Instead. It shines the light on all the wonderful people working in the care sector and encourages others to consider a caring career.

It’s a focus for everyone in care, a time when the sector comes together to celebrate the huge difference made to so many people and the fabulous opportunities which are available.

This year we’re keen to highlight the Care Career Pathway that we offer at Home Instead. Often people view care simply as a job and underestimate the training opportunities and career journey that it opens up. We’re proud to see our Care Professionals go from strength to strength by undergoing our training and building on their experience to offer the highest quality care.

Our franchise owners play an important role in providing support for Care Professionals by offering a Care Career Pathway that supports their natural desire to care with professional skills, helping them to build a diverse set of skills to care for people with varying needs.

Whatever stage they are at in their careers, our Care Professionals are able to boost their skills with further training opportunities. After initial training, Care Professionals can undergo City & Guilds dementia, end of life training, as well as Parkinson’s and healthcare training, enabling them to deliver more specialist care to clients with complex needs.

YouCanCare Week focuses on Care Professionals who do a fantastic job, as well as encouraging others to enter the sector and start making a difference to the lives of so many people.

Laura is a Care Professional at Home Instead South Lakes, where she has embraced the opportunities that the Care Career Pathway offers. Read more about Laura’s story in this Daily Mirror article.

If you’re marking the week on social media, don’t forget to add the hashtag! #YouCanCare

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