I Care Ambassadors aims to dispel the negative myths which are associated with the sector and promote a wide range of different career opportunities.
What is an I Care Ambassador?
I Care Ambassadors are enthusiastic people working in an adult social care role which involves direct day to day delivery of care and support. Ambassadors share their experiences with those who may not have previously considered a career in social care to help them gain a better understanding about working in the sector.
Why do we need to encourage people to consider a career in social care?
Adult social care currently employs around 1.5 million people and is driven by significant changes in demographics and the way services are being delivered across England. The number of jobs could increase by up to 1 million by 2025 so finding, keeping and developing enough workers to meet the current and future demand continues to be a huge challenge.
Many people are not aware that there are a wide range of career opportunities within social care and the positive impact their role has on the lives of other people which is why Skills for Care are supporting a range of employers and partnerships across England to deliver the I Care Ambassadors service.
What are the benefits of using I Care...Ambassadors?
The I Care Ambassadors service is a FREE service that promotes a first-hand, current picture, of what it’s like to work in the adult social care sector. Having the opportunity to hear about the experience of the ambassador and being able to ask questions will provide a better understanding of what working in social care involves or for workers that are new to the sector.
OK – I’m interested! What’s next?
Contact your local I Care Ambassador service coordinator who will tell you more about what’s involved for Doncaster.
Doncaster I Care Ambassador Co-Ordinator
Liz George, Doncaster Council
Tel: 01302 737087 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Gill Adams, Doncaster Council
Tel: 01302 862078 Email: email@example.com
and visit Skills for Care - I Care Ambassadors for more information.
- Work in Social Care?
- Employ staff who provide direct care and support?
- Want to use an I Care Ambassador?