Health and care workers in Plymouth attended a special induction ceremony to show why they are ‘Proud To Care’.
#ProudToCare is a regional campaign to encourage more people to consider working in health or social care.
In Plymouth, 76 health and care workers have so far been recruited as Proud To Care Ambassadors and on Thursday 6 September 2018 they attended a special induction at Windsor House hosted by Plymouth City Council.
The Proud To Care Ambassadors will use their experience, knowledge and expertise to encourage and inspire others to pursue a career in health or care, for example by giving talks and presentations at jobs fairs, schools and colleges.
Councillor Ian Tuffin, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Care, used to work in care for people with learning disabilities, and has also signed up to be a Proud To Care Ambassador. Cllr Tuffin said: “It is fantastic that so many health and care workers in Plymouth have signed up to be Proud To Care Ambassadors.
“I would like to say a special thanks to everyone who took part in the induction and all those who provide health and care services in Plymouth. There are lots of great opportunities to work in health and care in Plymouth and I’m sure our Proud To Care Ambassadors will inspire others to think about working in the sector.”
One of the new Proud To Care Ambassadors is Bridget Hollett, Clinical Nurse Manager at Drake Nursing Home. She said: “I’ve been working in care for 37 years. It’s never too late or too early to think about working in care and if I can pass on my knowledge and skills to others that’s a good thing, and with the experience I have, I’ve got a story to tell for everybody.”
You can find out more about Proud To Care as well as current vacancies here