National Pilot Programme to recruit from under-represented groups in Herefordshire

With record low levels of unemployment, competition from other sectors for high quality employees and currently unknown implications for the workforce following Brexit, social care and health employers are seeking different ways to widen their pool of applicants and develop new sources of talent - people with the right values, behaviours and attitudes - to meet current and future workforce demands.

Retention and Recruitment of staff is always at the forefront of ACT's thoughts as it continues to me one of the most significant challenges for the sector, and the issues may be different for different providers. With this agenda in mind, ACT were awarded funds from Skills for Care in 2017 to support a group of people to gain a preparing to work in Adult Social Care qualification and be up-skilled in specialist subjects such as Dementia Awareness, Positive Behavioural Support, Essentials in Care and much much more! 

The project took place in Herefordshire from January 2018 - March 2018 and we worked closely with local employers to offer work experience, interviews and job outcomes. 

We are delighted to announce successful completion of the qualification for seven people in Herefordshire and wish them all every success in their future careers with social care and health!

If you want to know more about this project please do get in touch.