Grow Your Own 2 - Prepare to Care

Grow Your Own 2 - Prepare to Care

Are you struggling with recruitment? Is staff turnover increasing? Then we would like to meet with you.

‘Dip your toe and grow your own’

Following a successful small pilot of our Grow Your Own Project we are looking to embark on another.

In partnership with employability, the GYO program gives individuals the opportunity to explore different aspects of the care sector before applying for employment. Our project would see you as the ‘host’ organisation’ providing prospective candidates, who arrive having already undertaken 5 days induction training, with a short placement over a 4-week period (2 days per week decided by yourselves). At the end of the programme there will be a period of reflection and review, which again we would hope you would be a central contributor to. Who knows it may even lead to employment for someone?

We would like to invite you to one of our meetings to hear further about the project and for you to explore whether it is something you would like to partner with us on. At present the only commitment is to attend one of the meetings, where together we will share further our thoughts and gain your opinions

Meetings scheduled as follows:

Monday 10th February – The Bridge, Cuckoo Bridge, Dumfries

1pm – 3pm

Wednesday 12th February – Victoria Hall, Annan

1pm – 3pm

Friday 14th February – McMillan Hall, Newton Stewart

1pm – 3pm


Between 1pm – 2pm for providers to hear about the Grow your Own Prepare to Care Project,

Between 2pm – 3pm, an opportunity for those interested in taking part in the project to meet providers and project staff to find out more as a potential participant.

In the event you cannot make one of the roadshows but would like to know more about the project please contact CTC on 01387 249111 and ask for Helen or Ian.