What’s Happening In Your Area









North/North East Lincolnshire & Goole

North and North East Lincolnshire is situated on the south coast of the Humber Estuary and boasts golden beaches, rolling hills, hidden valleys, and towns and villages.  There are some great initiatives taking place across this area to develop Health and Social Care support staff, which are detailed below.  For further details or to promote any initiates, please contact us.

Email: [email protected]   

Bridging the Gap Humber Careers Portal

On this website you will find a range of material supporting adults, employers and young people with careers, training and skills in the Humber region.  For further details see below.

Bridging the Gap Portal

I Care Careers

With a highly successful Humber LEP Health and Social Care Group event as a “curtain raiser”, work experience month is in full swing in Lincolnshire – as Care Plus Group’s Supported Employment Services continue to promote work experience opportunities for people of all abilities.  For further details please see below.

I Care Careers

Bridging the gap between Education and Work

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Grimsby Hospital, has opened its doors to 10 Franklin College students for a special four-week internship opportunity where they will get a unique chance to work alongside frontline NHS staff.

From working alongside A&E staff to helping out looking after patients who have had a stroke, a group of Grimsby students are getting hands-on experience in their local hospital over the summer holidays.

For full details please see below.

NLAG - Bridging the gap

If you would like further information on the programme, please contact:

Giselle Kesson
Tel 03033 304184
Email [email protected]

Health Academy Launches throughout North Lincolnshire

The Northern Lincolnshire Education Consortium held an event to launch a brand new Health Academy helping young people build careers in the health sector.  To read the full article please see below.

North Lincolnshire Health Academy

HCA Ready Scheme

The Haxby Group Advanced Training Hub in Humber, Coast and Vale offers support to practices to employ and train an Apprentice HCA, including a programme of study days and a Level 3 diploma in Healthcare Support over 18 months.

For further details please see below.

Advanced Training Schemes

These scheme is available across Humber, Coast and Vale.

Nurse Cadet Programme

Northern Lincolnshire and Goole NHS Foundation Trust are working with John Leggott College to provide  a programme for 16 to 18 years olds to gain an all round experience of working within a hospital environment.  The programme runs for 2 years and there are 3 placements; one each term.

To read the full article please see below.

Nurse Cadet Programme

If you would like further information on the programme, please contact the Communications Team:

Email [email protected]

Care Plus Group Apprenticeship Success Story

Ryan said he could not stop smiling since recently securing his ideal job as an Apprenticeship Support Worker at Care Plus, Vulnerable Adult Day Services. Throughout his education, from leaving college and gaining his degree in Sport and Exercise Science at university, Ryan has had to overcome barriers and demonstrate his determination to succeed despite his condition – Asperger’s Syndrome.

To read the full article in the Apprenticeship Ambassador Network briefing on page 9, please see below.

Apprenticeship Ambassador Network Briefing - Page 9

Learning Lincs

Learning Lincs is an e-learning + resource, used by North Lincolnshire Council, containing over 100 courses including an area specifically for Adult Social Care. It also has dedicated areas for Personal Development, Health and Wellbeing and Business and IT Skills.

Learning Lincs is available to those offering a Service to Adults within the North Lincolnshire Council area including:

  • North Lincolnshire Council employees
  • Carers
  • Volunteers
  • Personal Assistants
  • External providers

For log in details or if you wish to utilise Learning Lincs to develop an online learning package please contact the team on [email protected] or 01724 298409.

North East Lincolnshire Integrated Care Partnership

The North East Lincolnshire Integrated Care Partnership (NEL ICP) aims to transform the local care system through integration to deliver improved outcomes for our local population, managing within financial constraints.  They have released Edition 1 of their Newsletter, which will be the first of many to keep individuals informed on the positive progress being made within N E Lincs.  To read the full newsletter see below.


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Northern Lincolnshire and Goole Hospitals NHS Trust (NLAG) Congratulated by Minister

Rachel Maguire, Head of People Development and Harriet Stephens, Head of Education, Training and Development have been congratulated by the Right Honourable Anne Milton MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills, thanking them for their commitment to and enthusiasm for apprenticeships

The Education Skills Funding Agency’s data shows that the Public Sector target for apprenticeships is 2.3% and the Public Sector average is 1.4%.  The overall NHS average is 1.2% and NLAG achieved 2.8%

Congratulations to NLAG on their continued success.

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Hull & East Riding

The Hull and East Riding area covers the City of Hull and the area bordered by the Humber in the South and coastal towns of Bridllington, Hornsea and Withernsea in the East.  The area stretches to the borders of York and North Yorkshire in the West and North.  Initial meetings with partners across Hull & East Riding has highlighted numerous ambitious and innovative plans to underpin Health and Social Care support workforce development and training.  Several of these are highlighted below.  If you have anything you would like to discuss or share any initiatives you are working on please get in touch.

Project Manager: Lynne MacDonald   Email: [email protected] 

East Riding of Yorkshire Council Leadership Development Training

East Riding of Yorkshire Council have developed a Leadership Development Programme for Care Homes and Domiciliary Care organisations that provide care/support to residents who live in the East Riding of Yorkshire. For further details please see below.

Adult Social Care Services Development Programme

If you are interested in completing this programme: –

  1. Discuss with your line manager the support and commitment to release you to attend the full programme
  2. Email [email protected] regarding the application process

Log On Move On

The Hull, East Riding and North Yorkshire Coast On-line Careers Gateway is run jointly by Hull City Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council, and supported by the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership.  For further details please see below.

Log On Move On

Work Experience & Clinical Placements

Dove House Hospice offer the opportunity for students with a particular interest in end of life and specialist palliative care to undertake work experience or a clinical placement.
For further information about work experience and/or clinical placements please contact the Education and Training Department at [email protected], or call (01482) 785783.

Hull Integrated Care Centre

Hull CCG is working with partners including Hull City Council and Humberside Fire and Rescue Service to build a new Integrated Care Centre (ICC) in Hull.  The ICC provides tailored care for the vulnerable elderly to prevent unnecessary hospital admissions. The project will improve health by helping different public services, including health services, the council and emergency services, to work closely together.

The ICC is now open and seeing patients.  City Heath Care Partnership CIC are running the service and it is called the Jean Bishop Centre.

For further details please see below.

Integrated Care Centre

University Certificate in Health & Social Care Practice

The University of Hull are providing a part-time, flexible programme that offers a range of modules which can be studied alone or as part of the University Certificate programme.

The programme is available to anyone interested in, or working in health and provides a broad foundation in Health & Social Care. For further details please see below or contact [email protected]/01482 463103.

Certificate in Health and Social Care Practice

Nursing Degree Apprenticeship

The University of Hull are now offering a Nursing Degree Apprenticeship with the first intake starting in September 2018.

Nurse Degree Apprentices can access the programme from a range of health care settings. Under the supervision of mentors, they will assess, plan, implement and evaluate care required by patients. They will contribute to the provision of the highest quality care required by a range of individuals in their care. They will develop the skills of providing evidence-based practice that ensures the health and welfare of their patients are always at the forefront of their practice.

To find out more please see below.

Nurse Degree Apprenticeship

Dove House Hospice Lunch and Learn

Dove House Hospice are offering a number of lunch and learn events and information/training sessions relating to End of Life Care and Bereavement.  For further details please see below.

Lunch and Learn Sessions
Other Dove House Training Sessions

Trainee Nurse Associate Roles

Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust is working with the University of Hull and Hull College to promote alternative pathways into nursing alongside the traditional three-year nursing degree course.

Fifteen students have just begun a Trainee Nursing Associate programme in conjunction with the University of Hull, combining four days of hospital-based experience with classroom learning while earning a wage.

To read the full article please see below.

Trainee Nurse Associate Programme

A Day in the Life

A Day in the Life of the NHS is an annual event initiated and led by NHS East Riding of Yorkshire CCG, organised alongside local health and education partners. The event first took place in 2015 and aims to inspire the next generation of NHS staff by showcasing some of the roles available.

Taking place at the Clinical Skill Facility at Hull Royal Infirmary, A Day in the Life of the NHS is targeted at 12 to 14 year old students from schools in East Yorkshire and Hull. Students experience a number of interactive scenarios, giving them a flavour of the roles within a range of clinics and services, which have included maternity wards, emergency departments, mental health services, paediatric nursing clinics, end of life services, prison health services, and an operating theatre.

Feedback received from students in 2017 showed that 83.7% of those attending would be more likely to consider a career in the NHS following A Day in the Life of the NHS.

This year pupils from Withernsea High School and Goole Academy attended the event and were active participants in the Giant Operation game; there were several energetic riders on the smoothie bike and many budding surgeons emerged from the theatre scenario delivered by University of Hull. Pupils were taught restart a heart and how to communicate with Makaton for people with a Learning Disability.

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Oomph Wellness

Oomph Welless is the UK’s leading  wellbeing business for older adults.  Oomph enhance mental, physical and emotional wellbeing in two sectors; Care Homes and the Community.

In Care Homes they provide training and support to enable Care Home staff to deliver high quality exercise, activity classes and days out.

In the Community they provide training and support to enable Community Services to offer high quality exercise classes.

To find out more, please visit their website.

Oomph Wellness

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York, Ryedale & East Coast

The York, Ryedale and East Coast area covers the Vale of York and Scarborough and part of North Yorkshire. The initial focus has been to meet key partners from across the region and to map existing activity. The area is very proactive in its approach to workforce development and promoting Health and Social Care careers. Some of the key initiatives are highlighted below. I’m looking forward to working across the area, bringing people together and scaling up activity.  If you have anything you would like to discuss or share any initiatives you are working on please get in touch.

Project Manager: Margaret Wilson   Email: [email protected] 

70 Years 70 Faces

York Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust have undertaken the ambitious task of profiling 70 different people working in the service to celebrate 70 years of the NHS. The campaign 70 years 70 faces highlights the diverse ranges of job roles available in the NHS.  See below to find out more.

70 Years 70 Faces

Project Choice Students Graduate

Project Choice students from York and Scarborough Hospitals have marked the completion of their internships with a special graduation event. Project Choice is a work based programme which supports young people (16-25 years) who have learning disabilities, difficulties or autism with the social and work based skills needed to enable them to become work ready and help them to understand the pathway into employment.

The unpaid internship, which lasts one academic year, is sponsored by Health Education England to help young people remain in full time education, whilst gaining valuable work experience. Over the year, 22 students have undertaken placements across the Trust and local organisations, with 12 graduating from York and 10 from Scarborough.  To read the full article see below.

Project Choice Article

North Yorkshire Council Launch Make Care Matter Campaign

The campaign’s aim is to address the issue of the demand of care and support workers required for its residents. North Yorkshire needs more care workers than ever before to support the county’s growing number of older and vulnerable people to lead healthy and independent lives in the heart of their communities. The number of older people is growing and it is predicted that people living with dementia will increase by 20% by 2020. Make Care Matter looks to increase the number of candidates into the market by showcasing the career paths available and raise the profile of working within care. Visit the Make Care Matter website below.

Make Care Matter

North Yorkshire Council Recruitment Centre for Excellence of Care

Recruitment and retention is the biggest issue for adult social care employers, to have a sufficient number of good employees with the right skills is absolutely fundamental to providing quality care and support. Candidates view the care sector as being fragmented, there are many different routes into the sector and hundreds of employers to choose from making it confusing. We will take a strategic view of North Yorkshire and manage the labour market proactively. We offer one entry point for candidates ensuring that they all have a great experience, which leads to not only attracting more candidates but retaining more too. As a part of this we include recruitment expertise to providers, writing and advertising attractive vacancies to interest applicants and access to a pool of available candidates.

To find out more contact Niall Innes at [email protected] and 01609 533121.

Students take part in Young Persons’ Programme at Scarborough Hospital

Students from schools and colleges across Scarborough spent a week at Scarborough Hospital gaining invaluable insight into the NHS. The hospital’s annual Corporate Young Persons’ Programme, which ran from 4-8 June 2018, gave 18 year 10 students from local schools, and a further two from Scarborough 6th Form College, the chance to sample some of the many careers on offer and learn more about life in a busy acute hospital.

The highlights of the week included a basic resus session where the young people got the opportunity to learn CPR, a ‘wash and glow’ session from the Infection Prevention Team which identifies poor hygiene practice, and an insight from the sterile services team, who clean, disinfect and sterilise reusable surgical instruments – making them safe for further use.

Mandy McClymont, NVQ Assessor/Verifier, Support Staff Learning Team, at the hospital, explained more: “Taking part in the Young Persons’ Programme can help students learn more  about a desired career and provide valuable information and practical experience.  It can also help students develop aspirations for career options in a hospital that they had not previously considered”.


York City Council Launch Online Training Database

In February 2018 City of York Council launched MYLO (My Learning Organiser), an on line resource for viewing their training prospectus, booking on to learning events, and maintaining your personal learning record.

Learning opportunities for the coming year cover a range of areas including Adult Social Care, Early Years and Safeguarding, and include both eLearning and face to face events.  The full list of training available, together with dates and prices, can be accessed by registering on our MYLO website through the link below.  All courses can be booked directly through MYLO. See below for further details.

York Learning Pool

Selby College

Selby College are offering a number of fully funded courses for those that work in Health and Social Care.  Please see below for further details on the courses available and how to access them.

Health and Social Care Courses

BSC Nursing Programme comes to Scarborough Campus

An adult nursing degree will be introduced by the Coventry University to the new Scarborough campus in September 2018. The university has been working with local healthcare partners to address the nursing shortfall and train the workforce of the future. There are 30 students enrolled to start the course in September. Students will receive their training in a brand new, fully equipped clinical skills facility at the campus, whilst attending placements in local healthcare settings.

The university  also  offers degrees and apprenticeships in a range of other areas related to  Health and Social Care, including  Public Health, Applied Health and Social Care and Counselling.

For more information about  any courses at CU Scarborough please see below or contact  Course Lead for Nursing Emily Harrison on [email protected]

Coventry University

Learning 4 Care

Are you an employer looking for a training solution or just want to enhance and develop your staff? Then we, at North Yorkshire County Council’s Training and Learning Service can help. We have funding to train external care provider staff  and managers at no cost to their organisations in a range of different training courses from Skills for Care Induction, Safeguarding, Mental Capacity Act, Leadership and many more, please see Flyer L4C for the courses available.

Learning 4 Care Flyer

We will deliver the training on site if you have a suitable room available and can adapt the courses and timings of the training to suit your business needs. Please contact Dhiraj Mann, Training and Learning Officer by email at [email protected] to discuss further.

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North Yorkshire Care Academy

Scarborough TEC and Scarborough Sixth Form College have launched the North Yorkshire Care Academy with the first cohort of young people joining the academy in September 2018. The Academy aims to inspire and raise aspirations of young people and to develop and ensure a stable well qualified workforce for the future. The Academy provides an enrichment program which runs alongside and enhances student study programs and provides an insight into the Health, Allied Professionals, Social Care and Early Years sectors. Students will have the chance to explore career opportunities, engage with professionals working within the sector, access specialist workshop activities and develop and enhance work-related knowledge and skills to enable them to make an informed career choice.

This grow your own workforce approach will encourage young people to consider a career in health, social care or early years, invest in their education locally, progress to exciting and enriching careers based within the region and work towards addressing the forecasted skills shortages within the sector. By 2022 required staffing levels for the region of predicted to rise by an average of 7.5% for Health Related Professions, 10.5% for Social Care and 5.3% for Allied Professionals and early years. This opportunity will initially be available for young people to access alongside their studies from 14 to 18 years of age and as the Academy develops there are plans to open up the access to adults wishing to explore career opportunities.

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