I Care Ambassador Scheme
Wirral Evolutions is proud to be part of the I Care Ambassador scheme with Skills for Care. The scheme aims to help and encourage people who are interested in a career in social care.
We currently have 19 Ambassadors within our services and we are the first in Wirral to sign up for the scheme. If you are a teacher, careers advisor in employment support, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Some activities our ambassadors can support you with are:
- Informal talks/discussions
- Interactive group activities
- Supporting an information stand at events
- Supporting work experience opportunities
- Mentoring people who are new to social care
- Guided workplace visits
- Participation in publicity/media activities
I Care Ambassador Experiences
I’m Anne; I recently undertook my first role as an I Care Ambassador when I went to Conway Park College. I met a student studying Health & Social Care and was able to share with her my first hand experiences as a carer. The student asked me questions and I was able to relate to these from my many years working in Day Services and Home Care.
Another student from Conway park visited my place of work; Heswall Centre. I showed her around and described to her the wide and varied roles of a carer and explained how satisfying the work is.
The student was engaged throughout the visit and appeared very keen and interested.
Both visits were very rewarding for both me and the students. I was happy to be able to share my experiences and to be of benefit to younger people wishing to start a career in the caring profession.