Encouraging Care Campaign Launch Event: GET QUALIFIED!

One Spare Chair Training Ltd will be hosting a launch event at the Stratford Library – The Grove on Thursday 15th February 2007 from 6:30 pm – 8.30pm. The event aims to encourage and equip individuals from African and Caribbean communities wishing to enter or currently working in the care sector to get an accredited qualification that can lead to a pay increase or a promotion as well as personal development.

Studies show that elder people from Black Minority Ethnic (BME) communities are not achieving equal access to social services, health care and economic services.

The numbers of BME elders in the UK are increasing significantly and by 2030, the minority elder population in the UK will have increased tenfold, from 175,000 to over 1.7 million. The greatest part of that increase will take place in the next 15 years.

The challenge to Government, voluntary sector and individuals is to:

– Better meet the diverse needs of this increasing population
– Help minority ethnic organisations themselves to understand more about ageing, older people and the services available to them
– Ensure the voices of ethnic elders are heard by key decision makers

(Source: Age Concern 2006)

“Working and caring for older people is a worthwhile and fulfilling occupation in itself. However, the opportunities to develop a career within the social and health care sector are vast. If we encourage others to care we can add great value to the lives of BME elders.”

Joy White – One Spare Chair Training Limited

Admission is FREE and light refreshments will be provided. To book your space or for further information please call 020 7474 2777 or e-mail jw@onesparechair.com

Region: All
Start Date: 15/02/2007
End Date: 15/02/2007
Start Time: 18:30 – 20:30
Venue: Stratford Library – The Grove
Website: http://www.onesparechair.com/training
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Sponsorship: Not Available
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Name: Joy White
Phone: 020 7474 2777