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March 22, 2019

Career history My career in social care began in 2005, however I joined Accord in 2010 as a support worker based at Ipstones Avenue. In 2013, I was offered the opportunity for a promotion. I found the idea of a promotion daunting, but I was assured by my manager that Read the full article…

Rising Stars applications open news

March 12, 2019

Applications have opened for the next cohort of the National Care Forum (NCF) Rising Stars programme. The NCF Rising Star Programme provides an opportunity for shining lights in NCF member organisations to develop leadership skills through a year-long programme of mentoring and activities. The focus of the programme is on Read the full article…

Rising Stars feature

February 27, 2019

Career history I first became a care worker in a care home when I was 18. Originally, I wanted to train to be a nurse and I started a degree to pursue that, but my circumstances changed after becoming pregnant, so I took a step back from my course to Read the full article…

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January 25, 2019

Career history I’ve been working in the healthcare sector since 2008. I started as a support worker in a supported living service, working with adults with a forensic history. This included people who might have come from a secure unit, people who had been deprived of their liberty and adults Read the full article…

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November 22, 2018

I’ve worked in the care sector for 30 years. I started as a care assistant, following in my Mum’s footsteps, and have been working my way up ever since. Career history My career with Borough Care began 16 years ago and has spanned across all of our services, from intermediate Read the full article…

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October 25, 2018

Career history I started my career in social care in 2007 as a care assistant at Spalding Care Home which had 56 beds. I loved this role and stayed with the home for ten years, completing qualifications and learning a lot. My manager at the time was a huge influence Read the full article…

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September 25, 2018

Career history I started my career in this sector as a care assistant in a care home. I wanted a job that would fit around my life and my family, but that would also keep me engaged. I soon became really passionate about the work I was doing and was Read the full article…

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August 23, 2018

Career history I didn’t know that I wanted to work in the social care sector. I was working in Claire’s Accessories looking for a graduate placement when I saw the graduate scheme at Look Ahead, as well as a receptionist role at one of Look Ahead’s larger services in Elephant Read the full article…

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June 21, 2018

Career history My career started when I was 21, I had left formal education at 18 and travelled a little. I was deciding what I wanted to do, when one day I missed a bus and by chance saw an advert for a role at a private learning disability provider. Read the full article…

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April 25, 2018

Career history I qualified as a nurse in 1997 and started my career on a surgical unit. Following relocation, I moved to a rehabilitation unit as a senior staff nurse, before moving on to become a ward manager. I loved this setting and I found it very rewarding to assist Read the full article…