New PA Finder register

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Anyone in Suffolk who needs to employ a personal assistant (PA) to help them with their daily care needs can now search for one on a free, county-wide register which has been launched by The Suffolk Brokerage. The PA Finder … Read More

National Apprenticeship Week

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As part of National Apprenticeship Week, an informal drop-in event is being held for for students, parents, and the wider community who would like to find out about apprenticeships in health and social care, and the opportunities that are available in and … Read More

Getting your facts straight about apprenticeships

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We’ve produced a useful leaflet called Apprenticeships: Fact or Fiction? which gives you lots of information about apprenticeships, including some of the myths around them. Click here for our flyer.

Funding to cover apprenticeship training costs

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Funding is available to cover apprenticeship training costs to support any social care organisation that deliver services to NHS patients. Apprenticeships are acknowledged as a mainstream approach to developing the skills of the wider workforce. They benefit employers by attracting young people into business … Read More

Find out about a work placement

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If you’ve been thinking about working in social care but aren’t quite ready for an apprenticeship, you could try a work placement. A work placement means you’ll be based within a care setting for a few weeks – but you … Read More

Volunteering Matters

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Volunteering Matters (formerly known as CSV), the UK volunteering and social action charity, has produced a paper setting out its thinking about how to empower volunteers to help improve the quality of outcomes for people who use care and support … Read More

Campaign to attract more people

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Skills for Care is supporting the Department for Work and Pensions to deliver a month long campaign which aims to attract more people to work in social care. For further information click here.

Personal budget users’ forum

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Personal assistants – and those who employ personal assistants – are being invited to a forum on November 30th, 2015, to help shape future services provided in Suffolk. Suffolk Coalition of Disabled People (SCODP) and Suffolk Brokerage are looking to … Read More

Careers information events

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Have YOU ever thought about a rewarding career in adult health and social care? If you consider yourself to be a caring, compassionate individual then a rewarding role in health and social care could be the opportunity you are looking … Read More

Ipswich recruitment fair

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More than 20 social care providers, care homes and community care organisations, along with the NHS, social work agencies, and organisations supporting people with learning disabilities, set up stalls at a care recruitment fair at The Town Hall in Ipswich … Read More

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