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Young People

Careers Guidance

Social Care

Helping young people make informed career choices


Careers Guidance

This section is intended to publicise careers information and resources aimed at young people in the East Riding of Yorkshire.


Social Care: Doing the small things that make a difference
I Can Make a Difference DVD cover

The DVD, "Social Care: Doing the small things that make a difference" is designed to promote social care as a career and was produced in partnership between East Riding of Yorkshire Council and AimHigher to encourage more young people to consider working in this sector.

The DVD is aimed primarily at young people aged 14-25, and shows the wide range of jobs available in the social care sector with advice for people who want to train or work in the industry.

It also gives an insight into the different activities and events that social care staff co-ordinate, to help young people to understand the work involved in a career in Social Care, and some of the activities staff may be involved in on a daily basis.

It was written and produced in Yorkshire and includes case studies and interviews with Social Care workers and service users from the East Riding and West Yorkshire, and school children from Beverley.

The DVD was produced by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council Professional Graduate Trainees: ZoŽ Dodd, Tom Foxton and Helen Wheeler-Osman.

It is presented by former Blue Peter Presenter Diane Louise Jordan, and two members of the East Riding Youth Assembly: Jamie Lewis and Hayli Ingram.

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I thought it was an excellent idea, the DVD was extremely informative and worth watching.
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- Hilary Saynor, Chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council

Chairman of East Riding of Yorkshire Council Hilary Saynor said "I thought it was an excellent idea, the DVD was extremely informative and worth watching".

"I hope it will encourage young people to consider a career in Social Care".

The DVD will be available in all secondary schools in the East Riding.

There is a limited supply of extra copies, which can be ordered from the Council's Organisational Development Team on 01482 391166.

The DVD is intended to be used in Careers lessons, Health and Social Care lessons, and to aid pupils choose their GCSE options.

The DVD is split into 3 chapters, one looks at working with adults with a learning disability, another other looks at working with older people, and the third links both chapters together into one whole.

The DVD can therefore be viewed in different ways; as a whole or in two separate parts depending upon the context of the lesson or choice of the teacher.

The pack contains 2 worksheets which can be used in lessons with the DVD and offers further information for discussion about skills needed for a career in Social Care, different jobs available, qualification routes into Social Care and profiles of some of the staff members interviewed on the DVD.

Click on the title of the document within the resource download panels below to download the accompanying teacher's pack to your hard drive or network.


If you require more information please contact:

Sarah Tennison, Organisational Development Officer
Tel: (01482) 391166
Email: sarah.tennison@eastriding.gov.uk

Families Information Services (FISH)
Tel: 01482 396469
Fax: 01482 396468
Email: fish@eastriding.gov.uk
Web: fish.eastriding.gov.uk

Fish offer advise and guidance on a range of issues from benefits eligibility to work in health and social care. They can offer advice and can send information packs to you.


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