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Welcome to #TeamLaunchpad, Keely!

We are delighted to be welcoming Keely, our second Health and Care Coordinator who has joined Jack and the Skills Launchpad Plymouth team.

Working with DWP and PCC Commissioners, the Health and Care Coordinators will be focused on recruitment and retention for domiciliary care, care homes and supported living providers in the city. The work will complement the support already being given to anyone aged 16+ via our Youth, Adult and Community Coordinators, but with a sectoral focus within Plymouth's new Health and Care Skills Partnership.

Engaging with both local people and employers, Keely will be key to growing the health and care workforce, inspiring and motivating local people to choose a career within the sector, and encouraging those with existing health and care experience to upskill and progress within their roles.

Keely has been working in the health and social care sector for 30 years in various roles in Plymouth, Cornwall and Yorkshire. Her experience spans a number of roles across the sector, ranging from leadership roles within nursery and children centres to managing residential care for those with complex needs and dementia care, as well as community project management. In her most recent roles, Keely has been working in post-16 education, teaching university-level provision and leading a project to support people back into training and education.

Keely is enthusiastic about working in the sector and believes that a role in health and care can effect positive change and advance outcomes for both staff and service users.

We are delighted to welcome Keely to our team and are excited for her to share her wealth of knowledge and experiences with Skills Launchpad Plymouth members.

If you'd like to meet Keely to discuss opportunities in health and care, please do drop into the Health and Care Job Shop on a Thursday between 12-2pm in Barclays in the city centre.


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