Three Lanarkshire caregivers have been trained by a leading care specialist as part of a new project to encourage more young people to consider careers in care.
Nickelle Murray, of Bellshill, Erin Lang, of Motherwell and Lauren McCombe, of Moodiesburn were among a group of five Scots chosen by the Prince’s Trust as part of a new project with HRM Homecare, one of Scotland’s leading specialists home care.
The care provider has partnered with the youth charity to encourage more young people to consider long-term careers in the industry.
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The girls received comprehensive, free training on the skills and qualities required to be a caregiver, as well as the wide variety of other roles – from human resources to quality control – that exist in a care business.
HRM Homecare now hopes to run the project four times a year – helping more young people realize the fantastic career options that exist in the home care industry.
Lynn Laughland of HRM told Lanarkshire Live: “Over the past four weeks Nickelle, Erin and Lauren have learned very quickly what it takes to be a first class caregiver, and we are absolutely delighted to offer them the opportunity to join our HRM Homecare. family.
“We are determined to make a positive contribution to finding the next generation of very talented young people and we are delighted to have found an ally in the Prince’s Trust who does a great job with young Scots.
“The home care sector is not only a huge provider of jobs, but it is also a massive economic driver in Scotland today as our society continues to age. It also offers a wide range of valued and rewarding professions with various avenues of progression open. to those looking for a rewarding and long-term career.
“Through our joint project, we aim to show exactly how caregivers can make a difference for those who need and greatly value support in their daily lives. “
If you are considering a career in healthcare, please contact HRM Homecare Services on 01236 429859.
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