Proud to Care Ambassadors' newsletter - issue 8

Proud to Care Devon

Issue number 8

Welcome to our eighth newsletter!


birthday cake

Happy 70th Birthday to the NHS and to social care!

Proud to Care Devon met representatives from the Ministry of Justice yesterday to share our learning on Proud to Care, along with our Proud to Care SW partners and 2 Devon providers.  The representatives from the Ministry of Justice are developing a national social care recruitment campaign, on behalf of the Department of Health and Social Care.  Caroline Dinenage, Minister of State for Care has announced that the new campaign will be launched in the autumn to raise the image and the profile of the sector.  This national campaign aims to show the rich variety of careers of adult social care and to attract the right people with right values.

It’s been an exciting month with the well-attended, high profile launch of Proud to Care in Plymouth.

Sally-Ann Turner, Proud to Care Devon

Proud to Care launches in Plymouth

Plymouth event

A massive well done to everyone in Plymouth at the launch on 26 June including Livewell Southwest, Plymouth City Council, University Hospitals Plymouth and Scott College and many social care providers. 

Over 70 people attended on the day and over 40 of those have already signed up as Proud to Care Ambassadors,   including care workers, nurses, registered managers and trainee nursing associates!

Ambassadors, Judi Armstrong (Occupational Therapist), Francesa Fletcher (Care home manager), Jack Whitfield (Autism Assemble) and Karen Grimshaw (Nurse Consultant for older people) spoke passionately about their career stories and why they are proud to care. 

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

3 Oct          Plymouth University                    11 am - 3 pm       Part-time Jobs Fair

5 Oct          Torbay & S Devon Jobs Fair       TBC                     Jobs Fair

8 Oct          Petroc Tiverton Campus             5 pm - 8 pm          Careers fair

10 Oct        Petroc North Devon Campus      5 pm - 8 pm          Careers Fair

15 Oct        Teign School                               6 pm - 8 pm          Education SW Careers Fair

For more information or to volunteer please email Tracy at        

Proud to Care Jobs Board

Don't forget that we have a FREE jobs board for all your health and care vacancies.

The site is user friendly and time effective and results are good to date.

If you need any support uploading your adverts please get in touch or 01392 380499 and I will happily assist

Funding Bid Success

Proud to Care Devon has been successful in a funding bid to develop Proud to Care Ambassador’s involvement in offering workplace career activities, including guided visits, shadowing and work placements.  We are planning to trial this initially with a small number of Proud to Care Ambassadors in private and voluntary care organisations, NHS Trusts, and primary care.   

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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