Proud to Care Ambassadors' newsletter - issue 7

Proud to Care Devon

Issue number 7

Welcome to our seventh newsletter!


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Proud to Care Ambassadors had a great time last Saturday in Princesshay, Exeter, spreading the word about Proud to Care to the public.  We were joined by our partners from the South West Ambulance Service NHS Foundation Trust, who kindly provided an ambulance for children to explore, Hospiscare and Councillor Andrew Leadbetter from Devon County Council.  Orsa, a beautiful therapy dog and our honorary canine Proud to Care Ambassador, drew the crowds.

Sally-Ann Turner, Proud to Care Devon

Proud to Care launches in Plymouth

On Tuesday 26 June Proud to Care is being launched in Plymouth in collaboration with Plymouth City Council, Livewell South West and University Hospitals Plymouth.  The Proud to Care Ambassadors event is being held at Future Inn, 1 William Prance Road, Plymouth from 8.30 am to 12.30 pm.

For more information or to book you or colleagues on please contact  

Upcoming Events - Please email Tracy to volunteer

31 July       County Hall, Exeter                    10 am - 3 pm        CSW Work Preparation Day

18 Sept      Corn Exchange, Exeter              TBC                      Large scale careers fair

For more information or to volunteer please email Tracy at        

Proud to Care Okehampton Health and Care Jobs Fair


Okehampton is the first town in the county to host a Proud to Care, Health and Care Jobs Fair.  The event was attended by health and care providers who were directly recruiting and speakers included Adel Jones (RD&E), student nurses Simi Henriksen and Cyra Withers, 18 year old Grace Farrelly (support worker), community nurse Julie Ford, the new Mayor Janet Carpenter and Councillor Kevin Ball. 

Outstanding Care Awards 2018

Care Awards

It was a privilege to be the main sponsor of the Care Awards this year and finals night was an opportunity to celebrate the best in care and health across the county.

A huge well done to all those who won awards on the night;  the winners can be seen on the Care Awards website.

Thanks to Councillor Andrew Leadbetter for opening the awards and our Ambassador John, for sharing his career story on the night.

Social Media

Social Media

We are keen to raise the profile of Proud to Care whenever possible and our followers on social media have been steadily increasing.  Please could I encourage all Ambassadors to consider promoting events they are attending.

Social media links are at the bottom of this newsletter, good luck!


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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