Working in the health and social care sector can give you a feeling of self-worth and knowing you’re really making a difference to someone’s life and giving back to your local community.
A career in health and social care can mean flexible working hours, a support network of like-minded caring and compassionate professionals and, with new career pathways continually opening up, it’s an exciting sector to work and progress in.
Jobs in the care sector range from health care and social care to support staff. Whichever route interests you – whether you’re organising activities, managing a care home, providing administrative support, supporting someone with learning difficulties or calling in on people in their homes – Shaw Trust Care Academy can help get you there.
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The Care Academy is perfect for you if you’re looking to get into or progress within the health and social care sector, and if your role has been directly impacted by Covid-19.
Signing up to the Academy will give you the opportunity to learn new skills, gain valuable work experience, and open doors to employment and progression opportunities.
The Care Academy is a focal point across England for upskilling and reskilling in the health and social care sector.
The Care Academy is for you if your job or wellbeing has been directly impacted as a result of Covid-19. This includes:
We can support anyone regardless of ability or experience in health and social care.
Through the Academy you can receive careers planning and guidance support, health and social care specific training, opportunities to gain work experience, on-the-job training as well as wellbeing support to help you overcome any barriers that are preventing you from entering training and/or gaining employment.
Training and support activity will be provided through a range of blended approaches including remote engagement, self-directed learning through our CPD platforms and face-to-face where required.
Pathway support available includes:
If you require functional skills (English, maths or digital skills) to be able to complete any qualifications and training we can also provide this.
A Learner Support Fund is also available to those with significant financial barriers to help with travel costs, internet, childcare, IT equipment or learning materials.
To be able to access this service, you must be:
Are currently working in the Health and Social Care sector but:
If you are interested and feel you meet the above eligibility criteria, please provide us with a bit more information about yourself through our self-referral form. Please click here to complete our self-referral form.
A dedicated Engagement Officer will get back to you and arrange a further discussion and to carry out your enrollment and you will then be allocated one of the following based on your needs:
If you have any queries please contact CareAcademy@shaw-trust.org.uk.
The Care Academy is part of Shaw Trust’s Care and Construction Academy simultaneously:
The Care Academy is being fully mobilised through CAF (Charities Aid Foundation) funding over a three-year period until Mar 2024.
The CAF Resilience Fund exists to help charitable organisations in England that support the people hardest hit by Covid-19. This fund will initially distribute more than £19 million made up of grants ranging from £10,000 to £100,000 to deliver rapid relief from the impact of Covid-19.