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Another partnership with The Princes Trust and Colchester Institute

TLC Care Homes are working with the Princes Trust and Colchester Institute for the fourth time to provide an Adult Support Programme- GET INTO CARE. It aims to give adults aged 18-30 an insight into the Care Industry.


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The Health and Social Care Industry is a continuously expanding industry, with TLC Care Homes providing services in both Residential and Supported Living homes and looking to continue expand them into 2018.

The course consists of 3 weeks classroom based training at Colchester Institute, earning qualifications in Level 1 Health and Safety;  Level 2 First Aid and also a very popular video based assignment.  The further 3 weeks will consist of hands on work experience shadowing some of our Support Workers in our homes.

On these weeks you will learn the day to day life of a support worker and what is involved when supporting an adult with learning disabilities and challenging behaviors. As a company we strive to provide an individualised service, and ensure that our service users have fun things to do each day and the encouragement of someone whom they can share those moments with.

With the opportunity of employment at the end of the course, it is a great opportunity to learn new skills, meet new people and experience something new.

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For further information on the course running in May 2018 please contact Claire Burgess at the Princes Trust on

If you would like further information on TLC Care Homes please contact us at the following address



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TLC Care Homes works with the Prince’s Trust and Colchester Institute for ‘Get into Healthcare’ Programme

TLC Care Homes, has been working alongside the Prince’s Trust,  Colchester Institute and Health Education East of England once more to provide a programme for young people aged 18-30;  providing an insight into the Health and Social Care industry.

After the success of the first programme, with all the applicants being offered a position with TLC Care Homes, we felt we would like to continue our support.

While on the course the group of young people participated in a classroom based activities which included video based assignments, as well as short courses such as First Aid.  While TLC Care Homes provided Securicare training and a practical learning; which allowed the students to visit a TLC service and shadowed as support workers.

This month has seen four more young people being offered full time contracts with TLC Care Homes across East Anglia. With continued success of this programme another course will be running in October.

For further information regarding the ‘Get into Healthcare’ programme please visit or contact our Human Resources department at


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TLC Care Homes helps local young people secure work in Health and Social Care

A group of local unemployed young people have found work in Health and Social Care thanks to a partnership between The Prince’s Trust, TLC Care Homes Ltd and Colchester Institute.

Eight young people have secured jobs at TLC Care Homes, which provides residential care and supported living services for adults with learning difficulties The young people were taking part in a six-week course by The Prince’s Trust called Get into Healthcare, which is designed to address the skills gaps that prevent young people from getting into work. The programme is supported by Health Education East of England to help young people into work and encourage them to access the wide range of career opportunities within the health and care sector.

The course included a combination of classroom and practical activities including placements at TLC Care Homes where the young people gained vocational experience to help them make the transition into work.  TLC Care Homes were so impressed with their commitment and enthusiasm that they offered every young person a job or an apprenticeship following the programme.

Alan Betts – Director of Operations for TLC Care Homes Limited said, “This programme has supported a number of young people into Adult Social Care, setting them on a clear pathway in terms of their future careers in the sector. It has been a pleasure to work with The Prince’s Trust and Colchester Institute, with collaborative working and the vision that together we can make a difference, being at the heart of the programme. We look forward to working with everyone on similar projects over the coming year”.

Ty Leach from Braintree was unemployed before joining the programme.  He said, “With nothing to do, I was spending time out on the streets and at risk of getting into trouble.  This course gave me the chance to do something constructive, built my confidence and helped me realise that I want to pursue a career in care.  I have done different courses in the past, but this was the first time I was treated with respect and felt people really wanted me to succeed.  I would highly recommend The Prince’s Trust to anyone.”

Tracey Macrae, Business Delivery Manager – Health & Education for Colchester Institute said: “We are privileged to be involved in such a positive employability programme.  Alongside the delivery of key qualifications needed for a successful career in health and social care, our specialist staff engaged the young learners with a variety of innovative activities including digital media techniques and Mindfulness.”

Richard Garnett, Programme Manager for The Prince’s Trust, said, “As well as providing training and experience, our Get into programmes instil young people with the self-belief they need to find a job and kick-start their careers. We would like to thank our partners Health Education East of England, TLC Carehomes and Colchester Institute and we look forward to our next programme in May.  Congratulations to the young people on this programme who are now making great strides towards a successful future.”

Youth charity The Prince’s Trust helps unemployed young people to get their lives on track. Three in four young people supported by The Trust move into work, education or training. For more information, visit

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