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Young care workers showcase skills in 'caring competition'

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The first WorldSkills UK Caring Competition, organised by the National Skills Academy for Social Care and UK Skills, was launched this week.

The competition has been open to applications from anyone working in, or training for, the social care sector over the age of 16, with the Skills Academy receiving applications from interested individuals from all over the country.

Skills Academy Chief Executive, Liz McSheehy, said: “We are thrilled to be hosting the first national Caring Competition at Leicester College. Caring Competitions provide an opportunity for students of social care and those working in the sector to demonstrate their abilities. We hope that these competitions will raise the profile of social care as a skilled and professional career choice”.

Today’s competition sees shortlisted participants compete in the two-day event, in the hopes of winning a medal or progressing to the UK final of the Caring Competition.

Care Services Minister, Phil Hope, welcomed the competitors, via a video message saying: “We’re very pleased to be supporting such an inspiring competition, the first of its kind in the care sector. By 2025 it’s predicted that one million extra care workers will be needed to meet the growing demand for services, so it’s vital that practitioners like you are well equipped and prepared to deliver excellent care.”

Competitors must demonstrate the delivery of excellent care in two different activities in front of live judging. The activities have been devised by the National Skills Academy to replicate situations which competitors should be familiar with from their every day roles.

Competitors will be observed and judged in a devised Emergency Situation for thirty minutes and for one hour in Activities for Daily Living, helping a service user to carry out a regular routine.

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  • Anything that raises the status of the caring professions is to be welcomed. A good idea.

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