Incontinence products are care home supplies which you will require for your aged parents to keep them clean. Get all your requirements from care home suppliers.
Brand : Fairfield Care
01234 324 530
Unit 5 Hudson Road
P.O. Box: Elms Industial Estate
01234 324 530
Shopping Basket - 0 item

Your shopping cart is empty.

Free delivery on all orders over £100*

How to share career opportunities in social care this National Apprenticeship Week 2018


With the mixed messages running in the press at the moment social care is not always seen as a positive career choice for students and young people entering the profession. However care homes and care facility staff can use National Apprenticeship Week (5th-9th March 2018) to help to encourage, inform and motivate potential care staff for a career where they can make a difference.

How can care home managers and senior staff help to encourage people towards getting involved in care? National Apprenticeship Week is an excellent opportunity to link up with local schools, colleges and job centres to talk about care and share experiences. Here are a few ideas:

  1. Offer work experience – the value of workplace placements is obvious as the student can see for themselves what it’s like to work in care, meet patients and perhaps help towards developing an interest in a particular specialism such as dementia care.
  2. Arrange a visit from a local school – letting pupils into the care home not only helps with career guidance but is also a valuable way for the two different generations to learn more about each other. Recent experiments with nurseries and primary school children has shown the value of mixing age groups for both sides.
  3. Will your local school or college let you come into their venue to talk and share your experiences – some students may feel more confident talking to you in a familiar classroom environment.
  4. Have a stand at a career fair – these events are often well supported by schools and colleges and offer a great way to talk to students.
  5. If your care home has a social media presence such as Facebook or Twitter, or a website, why not promote your experiences and knowledge of a career in social care this way? Videos, photos and stories from care providers, life around the care home, daily life and opportunities for progression from the care staff – there are lots of ways you can tell the story of life in social care. And remember to tag and share where you can!
  6. For further reference check out the links below.



  • "Your engineers were amazing and a credit to your business and our industry."

    Craig Johnson, Gainsborough

    View all

  • The engineer who visited us was fantastic, polite, friendly and extremely helpful. Our hoists are now all up and running - thank you! 

    The Tudors - Gold Care Homes

    View all

  • The response to my request was amazing. I called you at 7.03am for a profiling bed and mattress and I had it delivered by 10.30am! It was really a great demonstration from you and all you...

    Julie Canale - Gold Care Homes

    View all

  • I am so impressed with your super-fast delivery this morning !! The order was only placed yesterday afternoon. I would also like to give feedback on your delivery staff – wh...

    Vanessa Hale - Gold Care Homes

    View all

  • "Fairfield are always prompt in their responses, are happy to provide all information required and nothing seems to much for them! I would imagine many companies use Fairfield and their r...

    L. Gunner - Claremont Court - Carebase

    View all

  • "I am happy with your service. It is always on a good / excellent level, it is hard to find something what will need improvement" 

    Aneta - Queen Elizabeth Park Care Home - Carebase

    View all

  • We have always valued Fairfield Care highly for price, service and being able to deliver at very short notice. We have been very satisfied with Fairfield Care.  ...

    Priory Group

    View all

  • I have been using Fairfield Care for 2 years now and find their customer service excellent and reliable. They offer us a personal approach with customised reporting which ensures all our ...

    Mr J Ellis

    View all

  • ‘We have used Fairfield Care`s pads for some time and are very happy with the quality and price.  Our residents care is the most important factor and on this, the pad quality i...

    Kelly Ryall

    View all

  • I have used Fairfield Care as a provider of domestic supplies and nursing equipment for over 10 years both within the Berkley Care Group and in the previous company I ...

    Jenny Fuller

    View all

  • I have been dealing with Fairfield for many years. Their service is excellent always delivering within 24 hours and always on hand to help and support. Fairfiel...

    John Garston, Sunrise Senior Living

    View all

Free delivery on all orders over £100