Author: Laura Bolden

  • “You go home and know you’ve helped someone”

    “You go home and know you’ve helped someone”

    Billie’s journey to becoming a Service Manager… Eleven years ago Billie was working in retail in a job she found ‘repetitive’ and now she’s a Service Manager leading the day-to-day running of care provider Be Caring. Her journey in care started when she was inspired by a friend who made the move to work in […]

  • Awareness workshops taking place soon

    Awareness workshops taking place soon

    Informative workshops for everyone… North Tyneside Council’s Employment and Skills service is running a wide range of awareness courses in the coming months to help you find out more about specific areas of care. The two hour, informal sessions are a chance for you to find out more about areas of care and gain or […]

  • From Saturday job to Team Leader: Lyndsey shares her progression story

    From Saturday job to Team Leader: Lyndsey shares her progression story

    Lyndsey is sharing her care career journey After completing a Health and Social Care course at College Lyndsey began working with LD: North East on a Saturday and now she’s a Team Leader running her own team. Now she’s sharing her inspiring career journey and progression story to showcase the opportunities for development within the […]

  • Former Prison Officer inspired to become a Social Worker

    Former Prison Officer inspired to become a Social Worker

    A life changing decision… Three years ago, Kate was working in a prison and today she’s on the path to become a qualified Social Worker thanks to North Tyneside Council’s apprenticeship programme. After making the decision to leave the prison in search of a career where she could support people living in the community, Kate […]

  • Level 2 courses running this September

    Level 2 courses running this September

    Level 2 accredited qualifications… North Tyneside’s Employment and Skills Team are running two fully funded (subject to eligibility) courses, starting this September. The blended-learning approach means you’ll attend taught sessions to enhance your learning while giving you the learning materials and assessments to do at your own pace between classroom sessions. It’s a great opportunity […]

  • Being able to make people smile and happy for a job is amazing

    Being able to make people smile and happy for a job is amazing

    “It’s the best thing that ever happened to me.” From leaving school and starting a career in a trade to now working every day in a job that has gave him a ‘really fulfilled life’, Liam is breaking down the stigma of working in social care. He works for local charity LD:North East, who support […]

  • “It’s been life changing”: Council’s social work apprentices celebrate their graduation

    “It’s been life changing”: Council’s social work apprentices celebrate their graduation

    Congratulations Adam and Leona.. Adam Schofield and Leona Alexander are embarking on the next stage of their career with North Tyneside Council after officially receiving their social work degrees. The pair started their social work apprenticeship with the Council in 2020, moving from other roles in Adult Social Care to train for a career as […]

  • Sign up to the next Get into Social Care course

    Sign up to the next Get into Social Care course

    Your new career could start here… North Tyneside Employment & Skills fantastic Get into Social Care short introductory course is running again this June and there’s still spaces available to sign up. The course will start on Monday 10 July 2023 and is open to anyone who is unemployed over the age of 18 and […]

  • Jobs on offer at Care Careers event

    Jobs on offer at Care Careers event

    Considering a rewarding career in care? North Tynesides Working Well Hub is hosting a dedicated care recruitment event, where residents and visitors can head along to find out about the support and roles available in North Tyneside.  Those attending can talk to employers recruiting for care workers, personal assistants, rehabilitation workers, activities workers, specialist coordinators and […]

  • Senior Mental Health Social Worker shares her rewarding career journey

    Senior Mental Health Social Worker shares her rewarding career journey

    From Support Worker to Senior Social Worker… In 2001, Jill started her social work career at North Tyneside Council. 22 years later she continues to grow and thrive in its Adult Social Care service. As part of the launch of North Tyneside Care Academy, Jill Gardener is sharing her journey of working in Adult Social […]