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The aim of this blog is to dispel those common myths and mental roadblocks, that are preventing you from applying for what might be your dream job!

You may have heard the term support worker in relation to a job role, but you’d be forgiven if you didn’t know exactly what it meant.

Find out what being a support worker involves. 

With the ever increasing pressures at work and home, there are times when we all need some extra support to balance the demands of everyday life. That is why we are delighted to let you know that Encompass now provides a free and confidential, Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) from Care First.

Why do we see working with children as being so rewarding? Probably because children learn and develop every day – caring for a child effectively can make their future brighter and their life better.

But, it’s just the same with adult care.

Historically, within care settings, it was expected that people receiving care should fit into a care plan designed for them, without any input into it themselves.

Person-centred support, or care, moves away from this method.

Transferable skills are basic skills which can be applied to a wide range of different jobs. These skills and abilities are developed over time, through experiences in a range of different settings. If you think you haven't got any transferable skills, think again. Read on to discover what transferable skills you have! 

One thing that makes humanity so remarkable is its capacity for empathy and compassion. We naturally care for others that extend well beyond our family and immediate circle of friends. However, some have more of a natural inclination towards caring than others.

Rawleigh House Registered Care Home for adults with learning disabilities in Sherborne is on the look out for volunteers on Saturday 16 June 2018.

The home is creating a sensory garden which will really benefit the people who live at Rawleigh House.  Refreshments and snacks will be provided.

Living with any kind of challenge – be it mental health, a physical or learning disability – presents issues that simply aren’t a worry for individuals without them. But for individuals with challenges, things like day-to-day tasks, socialising and employment can be difficult or seemingly impossible without support.

Roughly 40,000 people in the UK have Down’s syndrome and around 750 babies are born with the condition each year.
Classified as a learning disability, Down’s syndrome can bring with it some developmental challenges, but with correct support these can be overcome.

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