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Ten jobs up for grabs at Haslingden care home

TURFCOTE Nursing Home in Haslingden will be holding a recruitment day on Wednesday to find 10 new apprentices.

The home, in Helmshore Road, provides residential care for up to 76 residents, and also provides day care.

Young people aged 16 to 24 are being encouraged to apply for 10 care assistant vacancies.

Anyone interested in the posts is welcome to attend the open day, from 10.15am to 2.30pm.

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7:46pm Sat 3 May 14

happycyclist says...

Apprentices....? In what? This isn't a trade. Stop de-valuing the word 'apprenticeship'.
Apprentices....? In what? This isn't a trade. Stop de-valuing the word 'apprenticeship'. happycyclist
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9:55am Sun 4 May 14

woolywords says...

I was going to make some witty remarks about them not being apprentices too, along the lines of manual handling skills and indentures, but after watching the Panorama documentary about how elderly are being mistreated in so many homes, I don't think I'll bother.
To be honest, I found that programme very distressing, to the point of rage. Why do we allow our elderly to be treated in such disgraceful way, with callous regard for their well being and dignity? Those people, from carers to management, should be in jail, for a very long time.
I think the term, vocation, is more apt in this instance, as long as they answer those that are 'calling', when it is being given.
I was going to make some witty remarks about them not being apprentices too, along the lines of manual handling skills and indentures, but after watching the Panorama documentary about how elderly are being mistreated in so many homes, I don't think I'll bother. To be honest, I found that programme very distressing, to the point of rage. Why do we allow our elderly to be treated in such disgraceful way, with callous regard for their well being and dignity? Those people, from carers to management, should be in jail, for a very long time. I think the term, vocation, is more apt in this instance, as long as they answer those that are 'calling', when it is being given. woolywords
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11:32am Sun 4 May 14

GAC says...

woolywords wrote:
I was going to make some witty remarks about them not being apprentices too, along the lines of manual handling skills and indentures, but after watching the Panorama documentary about how elderly are being mistreated in so many homes, I don't think I'll bother.
To be honest, I found that programme very distressing, to the point of rage. Why do we allow our elderly to be treated in such disgraceful way, with callous regard for their well being and dignity? Those people, from carers to management, should be in jail, for a very long time.
I think the term, vocation, is more apt in this instance, as long as they answer those that are 'calling', when it is being given.
simple answer, money and greed. people dont want to pay real wages so you end up with people doing the jobs that really shouldnt be allowed. and then due to lack of carers you have staff shortages and so on and so on.

why do you think theres so many adverts for carers wanted. besides there not being enough qualified people to do the job a wage of barely over min wage isnt going to get someone doing it as a job (ignoring people who want to help). similar things are happening in other industrys now stupidly low pay and zero hour contracts for jobs that do require you to have skills and qualifications as well as experience. no wonder things like what was on panarama happen.
[quote][p][bold]woolywords[/bold] wrote: I was going to make some witty remarks about them not being apprentices too, along the lines of manual handling skills and indentures, but after watching the Panorama documentary about how elderly are being mistreated in so many homes, I don't think I'll bother. To be honest, I found that programme very distressing, to the point of rage. Why do we allow our elderly to be treated in such disgraceful way, with callous regard for their well being and dignity? Those people, from carers to management, should be in jail, for a very long time. I think the term, vocation, is more apt in this instance, as long as they answer those that are 'calling', when it is being given.[/p][/quote]simple answer, money and greed. people dont want to pay real wages so you end up with people doing the jobs that really shouldnt be allowed. and then due to lack of carers you have staff shortages and so on and so on. why do you think theres so many adverts for carers wanted. besides there not being enough qualified people to do the job a wage of barely over min wage isnt going to get someone doing it as a job (ignoring people who want to help). similar things are happening in other industrys now stupidly low pay and zero hour contracts for jobs that do require you to have skills and qualifications as well as experience. no wonder things like what was on panarama happen. GAC
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12:53pm Sun 4 May 14

zabby says...

What they really mean is 10 slaves with no opinion how things are done in these places,plus it's minimum wage even if you work 80 hrs pw the pay rate stays the same ,don't dare speak out about neglect in these places either you will get sacked
What they really mean is 10 slaves with no opinion how things are done in these places,plus it's minimum wage even if you work 80 hrs pw the pay rate stays the same ,don't dare speak out about neglect in these places either you will get sacked zabby
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2:34pm Sun 4 May 14

HelmshoreMan2010 says...

Please don't assume all care workers and care homes are bad because of that documentary. There is plenty of hard working, kind and caring workers still in the industry despite extra challenges.

As for the use of the word apprenticeship it isn't a good choice but you do have to learn a NVQ level 2 with the option of learning a level 3 too which is roughly the same as a college course. So there is some official learning involved with practical and theory exams.
Please don't assume all care workers and care homes are bad because of that documentary. There is plenty of hard working, kind and caring workers still in the industry despite extra challenges. As for the use of the word apprenticeship it isn't a good choice but you do have to learn a NVQ level 2 with the option of learning a level 3 too which is roughly the same as a college course. So there is some official learning involved with practical and theory exams. HelmshoreMan2010
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