‘It’s such a huge honour’ – care sector expert’s delight at chance to take to national stage

'HUGE HONOUR' ... Dr Angela Brown will be sharing the same platform as medical pioneer Lord Robert Winston, above, and child development author Penny Tassoni at a forthcoming convention. Lord Robert Winston
'HUGE HONOUR' ... Dr Angela Brown will be sharing the same platform as medical pioneer Lord Robert Winston, above, and child development author Penny Tassoni at a forthcoming convention. Lord Robert Winston

A SOUTH Tyneside businesswoman has been invited to take her place on a national stage to give her views on the care sector.

Dr Angela Brown, chief executive of Training In Care will give a presentation on the company she launched 16 years ago.

Training in Care offers a range of accredited courses for people looking to work or volunteer in the care sector, whether it’s supporting children, teenagers, adults or the elderly.

Dr Brown’s success in delivering programmes covering care from the cradle to the grave has led to the invitation to share the stage with leading IVF expert Lord Robert Winston and author on childcare and development books Penny Tassoni.

Dr Brown will give a presentation on her company and how it is helping nurture those who come through the doors into competent, compassionate and empathetic care workers.

The conferences being held in Leeds, Birmingham and London are being organised by CACHE – Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education – the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.

Dr Brown, who is also CEO of community interest company The Care People, which takes on students who have passed their qualifications with a view of finding them work and placements, said: “When I received the invitation to give a presentation I was quite excited.

“I have got a lifetime of work within this area, as a teacher, a social worker and a lecturer. For the past 16 years I have also been a businesswoman working within the care sector – so to be acknowledged for my skills in this way, you just can’t explain it.

“It is as if everything I have done has been leading up to this. It is such a huge honour to be able to have this opportunity to share the stage with two well-known and respected individuals within their fields of expertise.”

Lord Winston is a professor, medical doctor and scientist. He speaks regularly at the House of Lords on education, science, medicine and the arts.

In the 1970s he developed gynaecological surgical techniques that improved fertility treatments. He later pioneered new treatments to improve in vitro fertilisation (IVF) and developed pre-implantation diagnosis. This allowed embryos to be screened for genetic diseases and has allowed parents carrying faulty genes to have children free of illnesses such as cystic fibrosis.

Penny Tassoni is a well-respected author of books about child development, particularly for students studying child development and lecturers teaching child development.

She trains and consults with many early years partnerships and Learning Educational Authorities (LEAs).

For information on courses offered by Training in Care, contact 536 7241.

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