Routes into Care

A new training course can help tenants increase their skills, land a job – and make a difference to other people’s lives.

GHA tenant Funmi Komolafe found work after signing up for Routes into Care.

A three-week course called Routes into Care can prepare people for working in the care sector by helping them improve their knowledge and get on-the-job experience.

The course also involves a two-week placement to give people practical experience to see if working in care is for them.

And everyone who completes the course is guaranteed a job interview with Loretto Care.

It’s a good opportunity to kick start a new career.

Tenant Funmi Komolafe took the course last year – and now works full-time as a Health and Wellbeing Assistant with Loretto Care.

Funmi, 45, from Knightswood, said: “I really enjoyed the Routes into Care course. It’s a good introduction and helps you learn new skills.

“The placement helps you see what the job really involves. The course really increased my confidence and has helped me start my new career.

“To work in care you need to be patient, interested and good with people – and the course gives you all the training you need.

“Working in care is a great way of making a difference and putting a smile on people’s faces.”

You don’t need any previous experience – just lots of enthusiasm and an interest in working in care.

If you’re interested, or someone you know is, phone 0141 274 8045 or email

There will be two open days held at Lipton House, 170 Crown Street, Glasgow, on 2 August and 6 September, where people can find out more and apply.


Tuesday, July 25, 2017