East Horsley News
Monday, 29 October 2018 12:51

Free training programme for careworkers

There are lots of people living in Surrey who need help with their care, older people living in nursing homes, people who have come out of hospital, people with disabilities or long term illnesses are just some examples.

But there aren’t enough care workers to help them so more people are needed.

The Community Skills for Care programme is a free training programme that is specially designed to help people who may need care and support themselves to develop the skills they need to become great care workers.

What is involved?

  • A two day introduction into the world of Health and Social Care

  • Then if you think that working in a caring role is for you can go on to do a further training that will give you a level 1 qualification to work in social care.

  • One to one support will be available to help you find work experience placements and to find a suitable paid role.

  • Your travel expenses will be paid to attend the course.

If after doing the introductory two days you decide you don’t want to do the qualification you can still stay involved. We also need volunteer helpers to support people who need health and social care to become more active in their community. Full training for this role will be given.

Click here for the flyer.

To find out more about what working in care is like have a look at the information on our website: www.aquestionofcare.org.uk

If you want to find out more about the programme and how to apply come along to our information session on 15 November at Guildford Borough Council.

For details please contact David Rose:

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Telephone: 07825 419 408.

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Tickets for the new Guildford Community Lottery have gone on sale today at www.guildfordlottery.org.  It costs £1 per game to play and winners could win up to £25,000 as part of the weekly draw. The first of the weekly draws will take place on Saturday 1 December.

To register an interest in your community group benefitting from the lottery email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The lottery provides local charities, community and voluntary organisations, sports clubs, arts groups and other good causes with an opportunity to raise funds.  Over 60 local organisations have currently signed up.  It has been set up by Guildford Borough Council and will be open to anyone to play, in a bid to raise money for local charities and good causes.

Cllr Paul Spooner says:

“The Guildford Community Lottery aims to support the local community by helping connect good causes with their supporters. With an increased community need, the council has introduced this new project to help raise funds for good causes in the Guildford area. Helping local causes remains a central role at the council. We believe that adopting a Lottery scheme and supporting community projects will benefit the community as a whole. We are very excited for the first draw to take place on Saturday 1 December 2018.” 

Players will be able to set up a monthly payment in advance with the option to do a three, six or twelve month repeating subscription by direct debit or payment card. Winners will be informed by email and will have the money transferred automatically to their chosen bank account.

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