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Social care provider, Precious Homes, is proud to sponsor the first UK national social care careers conference, which takes place next month.
“Who Cares?” is a free national care conference for school pupils aged between 14-19 years of age. The event aims to highlight the range of jobs and opportunities available in the sector and to encourage the next generation of health professionals into a career in care. It takes place on Tuesday, 7 March at the Royal College of GPs, Euston Square, London, and will also be live-streamed to schools and colleges.
Rory Passmore, CEO at Precious Homes, one of the six main sponsors, commented “There are more than 1.5 million people currently working in care – but we need to ensure that the next generation is aware of the rewarding opportunities available. Across the sector, 1 in 10 care jobs are vacant and it’s predicted that the workforce will need to expand substantially to fulfil growing care needs in the years to come. The event comes at a key time for the future of care – it is vital that we highlight the positive and exciting opportunities in the sector.”
With almost 30 years in care, Precious Homes provides supported living and residential care for autistic people and people with learning disabilities. The company’s recruitment strategy focuses on values and qualities over qualifications, with full training, ongoing support, and mentoring, to help people develop a long and successful career in care.
As well as a range of speakers – including Ed Balls, Avnish Goyal CBE, Chair of Care England, Liz Kendall MP, Shadow Minister for Health and Social Care, and inspirational speaker Jermaine Harris – students will hear from current young stars of the care world. The event will educate attendees about why a job in social care could be their future career through interactive music and art which will showcase the impact that caring has.
The event is being organised by The Hallmark Foundation, an independent charitable foundation that invests in the future of care, in conjunction with Working Options in Education, an employability and life skills charity. Find out more about the event at https://workingoptions.org.uk/events/.
More information about Precious Homes, including its current vacancies, can be found at www.precious-homes.com