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Janete Freitas - Health and Social Care Apprentice

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My name is Janete Freitas and I am a Health and Social Care Apprentice. I am based in the Woking Locality Team.

Being a Health and Social Care Apprentice what do you get involved in?

My experience as a social care apprentice has been good so far. I am always gaining knowledge. The apprenticeship is giving me the chance to learn and grow more. Rather than go straight to work, I can work and study at the same time and it is also a place where I can learn from my mistakes. We have 20 per cent of study time every week which is equivalent to one day a week. Usual in our day to day as Locality Team we are responsible for dealing with enquiries, arranging assessments, agreeing support plans and reviewing needs.

One of the things I found very interesting is to do an Adult social Care Assessment under the Care Act 2014, which enable us as social care workers to visit people in the nursing homes, private home, and hospitals. We assess whether the adult does have needs for care and support plan.

Would you recommend this apprenticeship for people looking to get in to a career in care?

Yes, I definitely would recommend this apprenticeship for people looking to get in to a career in care and if you are passionate about helping people it is worth a go. It builds my confidence and communication skills. It is a career path way.

Tell us about one great experience you have had during your apprenticeship?

One great experience I have had during the apprenticeship, was when I went to visit a family and I could make a difference in their lives by supporting them. They were very pleased with the information and advice I provided for them. It was rewarding, actually helping people is always rewarding.

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