Grimsby-based Care Plus Group (CPG) is now a National Kickstart Gateway organisation due to acting as the Kickstart Gateway Organisation for the Sussex Health and Care Partnership, which brings together 13 organisations into an integrated care system (ICS), taking collective action to improve the health of local people, while also ensuring health and care services are high-quality.
The Department of Work and Pensions has already approved 42 vacancies with more Kickstart applications planned for the future.
Sharon Stead, Business and Innovation Manager for Care Plus Group said:
“We are absolutely delighted to have been approached to apply for Kickstart job placements on behalf of NHS organisations in Sussex due to CPG’s excellent reputation as a Kickstart Gateway Organisation.
“CPG have been acting as a Gateway organisation across Northern Lincolnshire since November 2020 and have supported over 400 Kickstart vacancies across various sectors and we welcome this opportunity to expand our support across the country to further support the health and care sector.”
Jayne Thwaites, Sussex Health and Care Partnership said:
“We are extremely grateful to the Care Plus Group for acting as our Gateway organisation. The team has been instrumental in securing Kickstart Grants that have enabled young people in Sussex to start work in a variety of roles. Currently we have a team of young people supporting the Public Vaccination programme in East Sussex. They have received comprehensive training to become Vaccinators, Administrators and Marshalls and will make a huge contribution to our services in the weeks ahead.
We are planning many more applications for a diverse range of exciting roles including digital champions, finance and management assistants as well as gardeners. These roles will enable young people to gain valuable work experience within our services across Sussex and to become part of our workforce. It is very reassuring to be working in partnership with CPG who have the knowledge and experience to make the application process seamless for our employers”.