PUBLISHED: 16:22 23 April 2019 | UPDATED: 16:22 23 April 2019 James Carr Lee Bernard has started Caremark Colchester to tackle what he sees as the inefficiencies with the region�s care industry. Photo: Getty Images / Caremark. Katarzyna Bialasiewicz Photographee.eu An Essex father has launched an in-home care service after witnessing the “hopeless” treatment suffered by his grandparents. Lee Bernard started Caremark Colchester to tackle what he sees as the inefficiencies within the region's care industry. The businessman is hoping to make a difference to elderly patients and in turn create a host of new jobs across north Essex. MORE: How Suffolk taxpayers' cash is helping pay for huge £40m Sproughton warehouse“The thing that sets us apart from other providers in the area is we are challenging the current model of delivering care,” said Mr Bernard. “We are putting in place a brand new system which promises to meet … [Read more...] about ‘It feels like the right time to make a positive change’
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Staff at a Scunthorpe factory are being given English lessons to help improve communication. Around 80 per cent of workers at the New Century Foods factory do not have English as a first language, so classes are being run by Ongo's Next Level team. So far, the weekly classes have helped 14 factory employees over four weeks and are said to have been of great value, with all participants making improvements in their level of English and communication skills. The Next Level project is part-funded by the European Social Fund and works with people already in employment to improve their skills and move up in their career. Fran Fretwell, functional skills tutor at Ongo, said classes at the Foxhills Industrial Estate factory were already starting to make a difference. She said: "Scunthorpe's New Century Foods factory employs over 150 people, many of whom are local, so it’s been great to work with them and up-skill their workforce. "The first four weeks have been a … [Read more...] about English classes making a difference for Scunthorpe factory staff
Three young Borderers were elected to the Scottish Youth Parliament on Friday, March 29, at Scottish Borders Council headquarters in Newtown. Isabel Headon, will represent the Midlothian South, Tweeddale & Lauderdale constituency, while Rhys Pearce and Tanya Thomson serve the Ettrick, Roxburgh & Berwickshire constituency for the next two years. While Borderers aged 12-25 had been voting for their preferred candidates between March 6-15, all three gained their places in an uncontested election. Rhys, who is 14, from Hawick, and attends Loretto Senior School in Edinburgh, said he was slightly worried that no other young people were interested in running, but he was sure that youths remained interested in politics. He told us: “If you look at the number of young people who took part in the climate change strikes, there are people who want to be heard. “I think young people may think they have not been heard over Brexit, which may have caused some apathy. … [Read more...] about Trio of Borders youngsters just want to make a difference
Do you care about what goes on around you, wish your community had a louder voice and want to make a difference? The Community News Project needs you. A partnership between Facebook, local news publishers and the National Council for the Training of Journalists, the CNP is creating 82 new community reporter roles around the UK. In this area, our sister title the Mansfield and Ashfield Chad is looking to hire a reporter to work from our Mansfield newsroom. Previous journalism experience or education is not essential. We want people who care about their communities, and want to make a difference in local communities. We are especially keen to hear from people who believe they can help make our newsrooms more representative of the communities they serve. Flexible arrangements will be considered for the right candidates. Successful candidates in their final year of journalism study will be able to start at the end of the academic course. Your main role will be to engage with … [Read more...] about Do you want to make a difference to the communities around you?
Imagine working for a company dedicated to helping make the world a healthier, cleaner and safer place. Well, Thermo Fisher Scientific is recruiting for a variety of roles at their Cramlington facility, from production and manufacturing to sales and warehousing. You too could make a difference by joining their talented team, as the global biotechnology company is looking for candidates with varied skillsets here in the North East. About Thermo Fisher Scientific Thermo Fisher Scientific is the world leader in serving science, with revenues of more than $20 billion and approximately 70,000 employees globally. The Cramlington site - which has revenues of more than $100 million - is growing in double figures every year and is expanding by moving production from the US to the UK. There are over 180 staff employed at the Cramlington site, which supplies over 2,000 different products to over 250 customers across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA). The products produced at the … [Read more...] about Looking for a job that makes a difference to the world we live in? Here’s your chance