Talking ‘Safeguarding’ at West Lancashire College.

Gail Godson, Director of Home Instead West Lancashire and Chorley was delighted to be invited by  West Lancashire College, to debate and discuss Safeguarding with over thirty students, in their wonderful lecture theatre setting.  West Lancashire College in Skelmersdale works hard with their students helping them to obtain QCF’s in Adult Social Care, and enabling the students  to become tomorrow’s carers , team leaders and managers in the local health economy.

Gail said’ West Lancashire College  provides high quality education and training to the whole of West Lancashire and surrounding districts, through delivery at the main campus, in the workplace and through community provision’.

The college now has over 3500 students and offers a wide range of vocational and work based qualifications.  It holds Beacon status in the Further Education sector and was awarded 'Good with outstanding features' at its Ofsted Inspection in 2012. 

Gail goes on to say’ at Home Instead West Lancashire and Chorley we have always recognised the pivotal role of West Lancashire College in our local community, they offer programmes from entry level to degree level and every step in between, including BTEC’s and Apprenticeships.  Most of the learners progress to higher levels, university and work.

My lecture on Safeguarding was just part of our ongoing package of support for the college, Home Instead attended the Skills Week Employability Fair earlier in the year and will shortly provide further guidance and support when our recruitment and retention co-ordinator Jessica attends the Careers & Jobs Fair, this will then be followed with further specialist subject matter lectures and presentations throughout the year.

At Home Instead West Lancashire and Chorley we are passionate about helping others and endeavour to proactively contribute to our local community whenever possible. Supporting the lovely students at the college, is just one of our many community initiatives, we send them all our very best wishes for a successful future’.  

A group of Home Instead CAREGivers talking
Family welcoming a Home Instead care manager into their home