Proud to Care Ambassadors' newsletter - issue 2

Proud to Care Devon

Issue number 2

Welcome to our second newsletter!

North Devon Ambassadors

On 8 March we held an induction event for Proud to Care Ambassadors at Bideford Hospital.  We were delighted to welcome 6 health ambassadors, bringing a wealth of experience to complement our strong team of social care ambassadors in North Devon.  Now our team of 24 Proud to Care Ambassadors in North Devon look forward to promoting careers in care and health at local careers events in schools, colleges and job centres.  Regional networking and development events will be held in North Devon to support this team of Ambassadors.

There are also local Proud to Care champions in Newton Abbot, Exmouth, Exeter, Plymouth and Torbay.  Please do contact the Proud to Care team at if you’d like to organise regional events or have any feedback.

Sally-Ann Turner, Proud to Care Devon

Upcoming Events - Please email Tracy to volunteer

25 April      Exmouth Community College 4.30 pm - 7 pm       Careers fair - stand 

9 May        Exeter College                         2 pm - 3 pm            Careers talk about care

9 May        Job Centre Plus Plymouth       From 9 am             15 minute careers talk

16 June     Princesshay Shopping Centre 10 am - 12.30 pm  Recruitment event

16 June     Princesshay Shopping Centre 12.30 pm - 3 pm    Recruitment event

For more information or to volunteer please email Tracy at        

Retention workshop

Health and social care colleagues are most welcome to join Skills for Care’s Improving Retention of Care Workers workshops.  Please click on the venues to book a place at Barnstaple Library on Monday 19 March or at The Hayridge, Cullompton on Tuesday 20 March.

Past Events

Rosie, Westpoint

It has been a busy few weeks for Proud to Care Ambassadors.  South Devon has been well attended with events in Newton Abbot College and Teignmouth Community School.  We were busy in North Devon talking to students at Great Torrington School during their 'Day of Difference' about career roles and Exeter provided a large scale jobs fair at the Corn Exchange and apprenticeship events at the RD&E and Exeter College.

The snow caused challenges but we have heard some heart-warming stories of people and communities pulling together to support each-other and health and care workers going above and beyond.


As always, your feedback is important to us. Please follow the relevant links to a short two minute survey if you attended any of these events:

Dates for your diary

Nic and Tracy and Cupcake

The next networking and development event for new and existing Proud to Care Ambassadors is on Monday 30th April 9 am – 12.30 pm in Exeter.  To help you learn more about individual job roles we will be holding a speed dating session: to volunteer to talk about your job please contact Tracy.  Please let us know if there are any particular areas you’d like to be covered at this or future events, or if you have ideas and activities you’d like to share.  Please also forward this on to your colleagues - any care and health practitioners who would like to become Proud to Care Ambassadors are also very welcome to attend.  Of course, in true Proud to Care tradition, there will also be cupcakes! We look forward to seeing you there. To book a place please contact Tracy by emailing .

General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

With strict changes being made to GDPR from May this year we need to be careful at events if we take peoples details.  We will produce a template form which will be available for you to print off, on request, which will include a box that needs to be initialled by the person providing their details saying they are happy for their details to be shared with third parties.

We need to ensure this information is kept securely and passed back to the Proud to Care team at the earliest opportunity to be actioned.

Please do not take people's details without the correct paperwork.


Ambassador resources are available from:

  • Your local Proud to Care Champion. Find your local Champion here.
  • Health Education England have 16 A4 books covering individual health career areas and an A5 overview booklet.  Order on 0345 6060 655 or Allow two weeks for delivery.
  • Skills for Care have a range of care careers and apprenticeship information and booklets. Contact your local Champion.

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