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Clare, 19, earns £13,000 as a residential care home assistant, with an NVQ level 2 in health and social care. She is aiming for a public or voluntary sector career.
Karen Poulter was on the morning medication round — a cupboard on wheels full of pills and medicine for the residents of the Red Oaks care home. It is a complicated business: four pills in the morning for this man, then three at lunch and tea; two twice a day…
These are tough times and if you’ve lost your job you may be feeling disheartened by the current levels of unemployment. However, there are still more than half a million jobs available, and employers are recruiting.
There is a long tradition of volunteering in health or social care, whether within the NHS or through charity and voluntary groups. A great many volunteer roles have built up in this field, ranging from companionship to hands-on caring, and including representative roles to promote public involvement in the NHS.
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