East London Health & Care Partnership LIVE – Careers in Adult Social Care

Do you want to find out more about the range of roles available to in the care sector. Working in social care is about providing personal and practical support to help people live their lives. Social care roles can be in a care or nursing homes, councils, schools, charities and small community based organisations.

The purpose of the broadcast will be to raise awareness of some of the roles which you would not have heard of or associated with social care. The social care sector is a growing employment sector with hundreds of employers. The number of jobs in care are increasing with lots of job vacancies and many different roles to choose from. In the video you will meet Angela from Enabled Living Healthcare Ltd who trained as an Occupational Therapist later on in her life and Francis Andohdarbah, a qualified social worker working in Adult Social Care in Newham. They will introduce you to Adam who has care needs and how in their role they can support him. Angela and Francis will also introduce you to other roles which you may not have thought about but are also just as important.

The live chat is open now next to the video player so feel free to leave us a question or comment and we’ll get it forwarded to the team from East London Health & Care Partnership in advance of the broadcast

About East London Health & Care Partnership

The East London Health and Care Partnership, supports to promote careers in health and care in East London by increasing awareness of the roles and career opportunities, across both health and care, to young people in schools and colleges. The partnership is made up of the 8 local authorities, 7 Clinical Commissioning Groups and 5 health Trusts in East London.

 

To find out more about the roles in social care visit the new website at http://elhcpcareers.co.uk/  . User experience is best in Google Chrome.

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The panel

Angela Skrabania

Occupational Therapist

My name is Angela and I’m an Occupational Therapist.

I studied to be an Occupational Therapist when I was in my 30’s, prior to that I worked in various jobs, mainly in administration and office management. I retrained because I wanted to use my skills to support people in a really meaningful way, that would also give me a sense of fulfilment. The reason I chose Occupational Therapy was because it is a very practical role using problem solving skills, whilst working in partnership with service users. Also you can work as an Occupational Therapist in lots of different specialisms from mental health, rehabilitation, physical health, children the list goes on and on.

During my career, as an Occupational Therapist, I have worked the majority of time for a Local Authority as frontline worker, then as advisor and trainer and now I am a team manager.

Outside of work I enjoy enjoying myself, dancing, clubbing, cooking, DIY, crafts and getting out in nature.

Francis Andohdarbah

Social Worker

Hi my name is Francis and I’m a social worker working in Adult Social Care. I have been a qualified social worker for six years. I decided to change careers in my late twenties and before social work I had got my first degree in bio chemistry.  I worked in the health sector for a while but didn’t really enjoy it as much as I thought I would. I started volunteering in homeless hostels and found I preferred working with people. I saw the difference I was able to make in people’s lives and decided to enrol on to a social work degree programme. Once qualified I worked in children’s social care and after moving to London I decided to move in to Adult social care.

Carly Rochester

Registered Manager

I joined Lodge Group Care in 2011,  my career in care however started many years ago in 1997.  Over the years I have worked hard to develop myself and fully understand the needs of both our clients and our carers. My experience includes managing a domiciliary agency and supporting emergency discharge teams working outside of hours to ensure people are safe at home. I believe that no matter where we are in our life journey, we have a right to quality care when we need it. My aim is to enhance the experience of our clients and promote there independence by putting them back in control of there care requirements

 

My role in the company is all about the service we deliver to both our clients and carers. I have a dream to become the best home care provider in the UK and I spend most of my time troubleshooting and searching for ways to improve. My favourite part of my job is visiting and speaking to clients & carers.

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