Bringing younger people into care

One of our local Home Instead franchise owners has been featured in today’s Daily Telegraph online talking about the success of his partnership with national training provider Impact Futures as he seeks to recruit a younger generation into the at home care sector in Scotland.

Under the UK Government’s Plan for Jobs, Suhail Rehman has accessed the Kickstart scheme which aims to create thousands of new, fully funded jobs across England, Scotland and Wales for 16-24 year olds.

Suhail comments: “Care is not an industry young people gravitate towards instinctively, so we want to show them the growth opportunity. If we can get them over the threshold with the help of Impact Futures, then they’ll see the culture and the values we adhere to at Home Instead, plus the fact they really can make a huge difference to someone’s life.”

Suhail is currently looking to double his army of CAREGivers from 200 to 400 and he hopes that at least 10 per cent of these will be young people recruited through the new programme. CAREGivers will be employed across his three Home Instead offices in Glasgow North, Glasgow South and Stirling & Falkirk from November.

Speaking about opening his first office with Home Instead in 2013, Suhail said, “I liked the fact that Home Instead provides at at-home care service for people who want to maintain their independence but need extra support to do that. We also wanted to provide peace of mind for loved ones. It’s important for us to provide emotional support as well as helping with practical things.”

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