Charity launches Care academy

By Heather Jameson | 29 April 2020

Education charity, The Shaw Trust, has launched a new Care academy in response to the national skills shortage that has been highlighted during the COVID-19 crisis.

It will cover careers advice, learning and skills development as well as employment support for people who want to join the profession, as well as those who already work in care and their employers.

It follows the Government’s call for a national recruitment campaign to hire more than 20,000 more care workers as the coronavirus crisis highlighted the need for an adequately staffed, skilled and well-resourced care sector.

Chief executive of the Shaw Trust, Chris Luck, said: ‘The Care Academy is our response to the national need to attract, train and support the nation’s Care workforce. 

‘This fits with our commitment to care for others and aim to improve lives.  

‘Our goal is to recruit and to support a professional, progressive and richly rewarding career pathway for carers, which they can be proud of and aspire to.  Getting that right will hugely benefit all those being supported and cared for and that’s our ultimate goal.’

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