Celebrating IWD 2022: Supporting the International Recruitment of Carers in the UK
On the 5th of March 2022, Assured HR hosted an online webinar celebrating International Women’s Day and sharing an exciting opportunity for Ugandans to be recruited as carers in the UK. In the UK, 83% of carers in the UK are female, and this occasion was celebrated during the webinar.
Based in London, Assured HR is a digital HR company specialising in the international recruitment of carers for nursing and care homes in the UK.
Cllr Mina Parmar founded Assured HR in 2010. She is passionate about breaking gender biases by giving women employment opportunities, thereby ensuring that they have an equal opportunity to succeed, regardless of their background.
Cllr Mina Parmar
Founder & Director, Assured HR
She commented, “I wouldn’t be where I am in my career without the support of profound women who gave me the strength to carry on.”
Hon Flavia Kabahenda, Woman Member of Parliament, Uganda
An inspiring array of keynote speakers graced the event, including Hon Flavia Kabahenda, the Woman Member of Parliament representing the Kyegegwa district. She is also the Chairperson of the Parliament’s Gender, Labour, and Social Development Committee in Uganda.
Hon Flavia Kabahenda is passionate about gender equality and female representation. In Uganda, as of February 2021, 34.9% of seats in parliament were held by women (UN Women, 2021). Over the years, Hon Flavia Kabahenda has championed women’s rights and aided various government initiatives in Uganda, including the extension of paid maternity leave from 60 days to 90 days.
In her view, “Women movements are very critical for the advancement of the transformational care agenda in Uganda.”
Assured HR’s CEO, Dr Dev Chauhan, is a geriatric medicine specialist who understands the care sector and has vast experience working with social care providers in the UK. To him, International Women’s Day is a day to celebrate achievements of women, and an avenue to encourage men to be allies to women for the purpose of driving the equality agenda.
Also at the event was Miriam Otengo, Head of Tourism and Commercial Diplomacy at Uganda High Commission, London UK. Her passion for reducing unemployment in Uganda led her to join hands with Assured HR to support this exciting international recruitment opportunity for Ugandans.
There were two special live performances during the webinar: an empowering song by Wendy Akello, an Assured HR member who will soon be arriving in the UK to work as a carer, and an inspirational poem recital by Tomi Esuruoso, an Assured HR recruitment consultant. Tomi’s poem highlighted the strength and tenacity of women, ending with the words, “Still I Rise”.
Assured HR is honoured to have several successful candidates already working in the UK as Senior Care Workers. One of these individuals is Grace Amongi who also joined the webinar.
“Since I attended the first webinar and came to work in the UK, my life has never been the same.” – Grace Amongi
Assured HR Team welcoming Grace Amongi to the UK (Feb 2022)