Proud to Care
Proud to Care is an initiative delivered by Ongo Recruitment, in partnership with North Lincolnshire Council, to deliver their aim of providing quality care across the region.
A course for all – Christopher shares his journey to being Proud to Care
Christopher Wyer began working in care following a redundancy in 2015, which allowed him to think about what he’d really like to do as a career.
Before this, Christopher worked for his local council in Lewes, in management roles including Quality and Technical.
Born profoundly deaf but supported with hearing aids, Christopher uses British Sign Language (BSL) when required. Having moved to North Lincolnshire in 2023, Christopher was looking for a role in care in this area.
“Having had first-hand and continuing experience of a challenging life due to my deafness on a daily basis, I naturally have a caring and understanding approach to people, especially those with disabilities and complex needs.
“Caring was an obvious choice for me when it came to looking at what I’d like to do as a career” said Christopher.
Upon moving to the area, Christopher was told about Proud to Care through the local JobCentre.
Christopher completed the seven-day Introduction to Care course through Ongo in January 2024, and is already being matched to local positions by Ongo recruitment experts.
He added: “I would recommend anyone who wants to work in the care field by starting with Ongo – I found their recruitment / training process very helpful, thorough and effective.”
Christopher is also a big advocate in ensuring that people with disabilities have minimal obstacles in their daily lives. One area in which he lives by this is through supporting local and national organisations with making communications accessible to deaf people. This includes video editing and adding BSL translation and subtitled captions to communications.
To find out more about Proud to Care in North Lincolnshire, completing the seven-day Introduction to Care course, and the fantastic benefits on offer, call Ongo on 01724 844 848, or visit: www.ongorecruitment.co.uk/proudtocare