Proud to Care Ambassadors' newsletter - issue 6

Proud to Care Devon

Issue number 6

Welcome to our sixth newsletter!



Proud to Care were pleased to fly the flag for collaborative working at this year’s Devon County Show.  Thanks to all the Proud to Care Ambassadors from adult social care providers, the Royal Devon and Exeter NHS Foundation Trust and Devon Partnership Trust.  Ambassadors had valuable conversations with the public and we recruited our first canine Proud to Care Ambassador, Orsa, who is training to be a therapy dog visiting people in care homes and hospitals.

On Friday 8 June Proud to Care is the overall sponsor of the Outstanding Care Awards for Devon and Cornwall.  This is an amazing opportunity to celebrate the great work health and care professionals do every day of the year.

Sally-Ann Turner, Proud to Care Devon

Upcoming Events - Please email Tracy to volunteer

13 June     Care & Healthcare Jobs Fair     10 am - 2 pm          Promote your vacancies and business

14 June     West Exe School, Exeter           2 pm - 4 pm           Information stand 

23 June     Torquay Girl's Grammar School 9 am - 1 pm          Small group talks, Year 9-13 

5 July         South Dartmoor College            1 pm - 4.30 pm      Careers fair stand Year 9-13

19 July       Chulmleigh College                   TBC                       Aspirations Evening

20 July       Notre Dame School, Plymouth  9.30 am - 3 pm      Class talks Year 8's

For more information or to volunteer please email Tracy at        

Health and Care Jobs Fair, Charter Hall, Okehampton


Wednesday 6 June 2018 2 pm – 5 pm

Organised by the Okehampton Health Partnership, this is a really positive collaboration between local health and care providers, including the voluntary sector.  Lots of Proud to Care Ambassadors are  attending to promote working in health and care.  Job Centre Plus, Devon County Council’s Early Years team, Okehampton and District Community Transport and Learn Devon will also be available to provide information and advice. 

What's going on with you?

If you have anything you would like to share with other Ambassadors; things you have been up to with Proud to Care or in your career, useful tips or ideas, news and information, please do let us know and we will feature it in forthcoming newsletters.

Also, please tweet, comment, Facebook, share, upload your photos to social media and spread the Proud to Care message! 


Become an CSW Enterprise Advisor


The Enterprise Adviser Network is a national programme and within Devon they are looking for senior people within local employers to be part of this enterprise movement.  You can apply your knowledge and sector expertise to advise schools on their Careers strategy and delivery.

This is a hugely worthwhile programme where you will work closely with senior school leaders of a local school or college to increase a young person’s knowledge of career opportunities, employer encounters, and work ready skills.

The following links will give you an overview of the key purpose of the Enterprise Network Nationally and how this is benefiting employers and young people in other areas.

Contact Tracy for more information and contact details at SCW

Improving Retention of Care Workers Workshops

Skills for Care

We have a new date for this workshop in North Devon.  Providers of health and social care are welcome to attend.

      Barnstaple, Monday 11 June 9.15 am - 3.30 pm

Please click to book direct.

Values-based Interviewing Workshop

After the success of our first Workshop on Values-based Interviewing we are holding a second one at County Hall in Exeter on 29th June from 9 am to 3.30 pm.

Would you like to learn interviewing techniques that will help you uncover a candidates true potential?  This practical seminar will demonstrate what values-based recruitment is and give delegates the skills to conduct values-based interviews. 

Delegates attending need to be responsible for interviewing staff and 2 staff must attend per organisation to be able to do the practical aspects of this session.

Book here;


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:


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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