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5 minutes with…Michelle – Progress – Foster Parents Article

18th May 2020 The Support Worker at Wellcroft House, on life at Progress, beverages, and why you should give working with young people a try. I always wanted to do something meaningful in life. I’ve had different jobs and owned a café too, but it wasn’t fulfilling. When I saw a job come up with Progress I thought, yeah, this works for me. A career and an opportunity to help others? It’s a win-win. I began life as a night…

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What does a Support Worker do? – Foster Parents Article

Laura is one of the Registered Managers at Stourbridge House. Having started her career as a Support Worker, she knows what it takes in getting a foot in the door and developing a career in health and social care. Now responsible for recruiting staff, Laura has shared her words of wisdom to what being a Support Worker is all about: I can honestly say that working for Progress throws a challenge pretty much every day. No two days are the…

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Progress Care – Gold accreditation from Investors in People – Foster Parents Article

13th February 2020 Progress are delighted to announce that it has been awarded the Investors in People, We invest in people, Gold accreditation. Investors in People (IIP) is a standard for people management, offering accreditation to organisations that adhere to its framework of good practice in the workplace. With a community of 15,000 organisations across 75 countries, Progress is one of only 17% of accredited organisations that have achieved Gold. Commenting on the award, Emma Ruffinato, HR Manager, said: “The…

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Four Stories About Our Young People – Foster Parents Article

8th November 2019 “The young people I support are the reason why I am a support worker.” We love to hear about the success and achievements of our young people. In their own way, they all make us proud of them. It’s also important to note the hard work our Support Workers do to help the young people live life to the full! Here are few stories from Donna, a Progress support worker who says life is never dull working at Progress.…

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Supporting Young People – Progress – Foster Parents Article

21st August 2019 We want to be able to share with your the amazing things Progress carers experience in their job every day. Mark is a Progress carer and has been supporting Jay for nearly three years. This is his story: Jay is very high on the spectrum of autism and has minimal vocabulary. Despite this, Jay’s Mum really wanted her son to take part in activities that benefited not only him but also the wider community. I did some research and…

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Working in Care Stories: Kim – Foster Parents Article

Kim is a Team Leader at Progress’s Children’s Short Breaks service, Stourbridge House. This is her story. It was Kim Williams’ younger brother who inspired her to work in care. ‘He is autistic and I grew up caring for him,’ she says. ‘I love him to bits, he is such a character and I wanted to help people in a similar situation.’ Kim was just 18 when she became a volunteer for Progress, helping out with activities in the community to gain…

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Progress Blogs | Why work at Progress? – Foster Parents Article

Thinking of working in care? With many jobs in care on offer, what makes Progress a great company to work for? 1.   We value the opinions of our staff As an organisation that works for children and young adults, the quality of services we provide is vital to our existence -therefore our staff are our greatest asset. Without their hard work and achievements, we wouldn’t benefit the number of lives we do. At Progress, we encourage staff to voice their…

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From Senior Support Worker to Managing Director – Foster Parents Article

Claire Rogers speaks from the heart about her role as Managing Director of Progress. She talks with passion about her values, her aims for the staff and the children.  “I give everything to what I do,” she says, “I love it.” Claire moved into care from a career in retail, starting work at a school for children with special needs. At first she felt helpless in her new role and was in tears when she went home at night, but…

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Working for Progress: Phil’s Story – Foster Parents Article

“I can talk with passion about what I do because I fully believe in it” says Phil McDonald who is at the helm of The Hub, which helps children and young adults with disabilities to get the absolute most from life. Phil started his working life at the tax office, but feeling unfulfilled, took a leap of faith to work in care and has never looked back since. He started in children’s services working alongside young people with autism and…

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Which Foster Agency Do You Choose – Foster Parents Article

Deciding which foster agency to choose can be hard. There are so many factors to consider. Charlotte is currently waiting to become a foster carer for Progress and spoke to us about the process she went through in deciding which foster agency to choose. What is your day job? I am an assistant headteacher in a mainstream secondary school, with responsibility for special educational needs and disability, known  as SEND, along with inclusion. My primary role is to help young people with…

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