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Carers trained by specialist­s


A Moodiesbur­n woman is one of three Lanarkshir­e carers who were given training by a leading care specialist in a new project aimed at encouragin­g more young people to consider a career in care.

Lauren Mccombe joined Nickelle Murray, from Bellshill, and Motherwell’s Erin Lang as part of a group of five Scots chosen by the Prince’s Trust for a new project with HRM Homecare, one of Scotland’s leading care at home specialist­s.

The care provider joined forces with the youth charity to encourage more youngsters to consider a long-term career in the industry.

The women were given free, comprehens­ive training on the skillset and qualities needed to be a carer, as well as the huge variety of other roles – from human resources to quality control – which exist in a care company.

HRM Homecare now hopes to run the project four times a year – helping more young people realise the fantastic career options that exist in the care at home sector.

Lynn Laughland from HRM said:“over a few weeks, Nickelle, Erin, and Lauren have learned very quickly what it takes to be a first-class carer, and we are absolutely delighted to offer them the opportunit­y to join our HRM Homecare family.

“We are determined to make a positive contributi­on in finding the next generation of highly-talented young people and we are delighted to have found an ally in the Prince’s Trust, which does excellent work with young Scots.

“The care at home sector is not only a huge provider of employment, but it is also a massive economic driver in Scotland today as our society continues to age. It also offers a wide range of valued and rewarding profession­s with various routes of progressio­n open to those who are looking for a rewarding, long-term career.

“Through our joint project, we aim to show exactly how care workers can make a difference to those who need and greatly value support in their everyday lives.”

Anyone considerin­g a career in caring can contact HRM Homecare services on 01236 429859.

 ?? ?? Certified success Moodiesbur­n’s Lauren Mccombe
Certified success Moodiesbur­n’s Lauren Mccombe

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