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Care Home Open Day offers opportunity to explore careers in social care

Skills for Care is urging everyone to get involved this Care Home Open Day as care homes throw open their doors.

On June 16 2017 thousands of care homes across the country will be inviting local people to tuck into a ‘Big Lunch’ or take part in fun activities with the people who live and work there.

The annual event helps people find out more about their local care home and the work being done there and gives care homes the opportunity to build meaningful relationships with the local community.

If you work with learners who are interested in a career in social care, you can find local care homes taking part here.

Skills for Care’s CEO Sharon Allen said: ‘This is a chance for people to see for themselves that care homes really are inspiring places, full of meaningful and powerful friendships between residents, families, friends, staff and local communities.

‘We know that good care homes do great work all year round, but this open day is about them opening their doors and inviting people in to see that for themselves.’

If you’d like to organise for your learners to hear from people working in adult social care, you can request an I Care…Ambassador to deliver careers activities. They’ll come and talk about what it’s like to work in the sector, the different job roles available and the skills and values you need; some ambassadors even offer work placement opportunities and taster days. Find your local ambassador here and contact them directly. 

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