Hertfordshire celebrates Good Care Week with three free taster training sessions

Published: 06 Jun 2017

Hertfordshire County Council will be highlighting the exceptional care work taking place across the county with a week of celebrations, events and activities. Herts Good Care Week will be taking place from 16-25 June; this is an opportunity to find out more about the great benefits available to those working in care and to encourage more people to consider a rewarding career in the sector.

Herts Good Care Week is organised in partnership with Hertfordshire Care Providers’ Association (HCPA) who will be organising three, free to attend evening taster sessions at their training centre in Welwyn Garden City. The taster sessions will provide people who are interested in the industry and want to find out more about what’s involved the chance to ask any questions and get some first-hand experience of what it would be like to work in a care setting.

Frances Heathcote, Assistant Director of Commissioning at Hertfordshire County Council, said: “These taster training sessions and all of the events and activities taking place during Herts Good Care Week are the perfect opportunity to find out more about a career in the care industry. Whether you’re a school leaver looking to progress and gain up to degree level qualifications while in employment or you are interested in part time hours to accommodate childcare commitments, there are lots of lots of flexible positions with providers across the county.” 

The care sector in Hertfordshire needs to recruit over 2,000 paid care practitioners each year to in order to keep up with demand; we all understand that people are living longer than ever before which is great news for everybody, however it also means that we need to be proactive in making sure we have a highly trained and committed workforce to support those people who need or may need a care service in the future.

Sharon Davies, Chief Executive of Hertfordshire Care Providers Association, said: “These events are a great way for people to think about whether working in the care sector could be a career for them. It’s fantastic that so many of our care providers are supporting Herts Good Care Week by holding events for their service users and staff, a real chance to celebrate all that is good in care within Hertfordshire.”

Sessions will be taking place on 19, 21 and 22 June from 6.30-7.30pm at HCPA Training Centre, Attimore Barn Ridgeway, Welwyn Garden City AL7 2AD and are completely free to attend, all we ask is that you register your interest with us by emailing goodcare@hcpa.info or call 01707 536020 so that we can manage bookings.

To find out more about the career opportunities available in care and the events taking place during Herts Good Care Week, visit www.hertsgoodcare.com. You can support the campaign on social media by using #WeCare and tagging us into your posts using @hertscc and @HPCALtd