Young People Learn About a Career in our HSCP’s Homecare Services
Glasgow City Health and Social Care Partnership’s (HSCP) Social Work Learning and Development staff support young people interested in a career in care by providing care induction training. This is part of an employability programme run with Action for Children and the Social Work Housing and Employment Service Continuing Care and Aftercare Service.
Jacqui Johnstone from our HSCP’s Learning and Development Team delivered an introduction to care session to the young people from Action for Children at the end of this November. Jacqui covered topics such as what’s involved in a career in care, the role of a home carer and the attributes you would need to work in the homecare sector.
Jane McGuire, Senior Training Advisor, from the HSCP’s Learning and Development team said: “These sessions and the training programme that our HSCP staff have run successfully for a number of years (pre COVID -19) give the young people the opportunity to gain qualifications and training for homecare. As part of the programme, young people also have the opportunity to shadow a home carer so that they can experience what the role entails in reality.”
Jennifer Stuart, Programme Team Lead for Action for Children said: “The group that was in attendance spoke extremely highly of the session, and it helped them all confirm that care is where they want to develop a career.”