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International Women’s Day 2023

Women in social care

The social care sector is a largely female work force (82% according to Skills for Care) and it’s important that we look at the amazing work they are doing this International Women’s Day. There are so many amazing women working and colleagues who act as allies in creating gender equality.

We would like to thank all the incredible women who work at Springfield Healthcare and in the social care sector. We would like to especially thank our wonderful Home Managers who are paving the way for others who are pursuing careers in care.

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the achievements of women on March 8th each year. This years theme is #EmbraceEquity to promote a world free of bias, stereotypes and discrimination. Equity recognises that everyone has different circumstances and resources are allocated accordingly to ensure equal opportunities and equal outcome. This day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality.

 

We spoke with two of our Home Managers, Eve and Adelina, about what their favourite things are about working in care is. Here’s what they had to say:

Eve Moran, Home Manager at Seacroft Grange

What is your favourite thing about working in care?

“My favourite thing is having the ability to identify, nurture and upskill the team whilst offering an ear to discuss their aspirations and goals. I enjoy seeing the teams (and individuals) grow, to fulfil their potential and to better the lives of the individuals of others. I am passionate about providing our residents, and their families, with a home they can rely on and a place where they can thrive.”

Do you have any tips for people considering careers in social care?

“You should find a company that will nurture you, that acknowledges your skills and sees you as a person, not a number. It should be somewhere that wants to support you and your goals.

We prioritise and support our Springfield family. Always.”

Adelina Pangilinan, Home Manager at Seacroft Green

What is your favourite thing about working in care?

It’s the difference you can make for someone that you look after. A smile that someone gives you when they appreciate the little things you do for them and a simple ‘thank you’ makes your busy day worth it.

Do you have any tips for people considering careers in social care?

You need to have a big heart and a caring nature. It is not for everyone… but once you have tried it and love what you are doing, you will not look for an alternative career. It is a life changing role!

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