New podcast from Dorset's Disability Charity

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Diverse Abilities, Dorset’s Disability Charity, launched a brand-new podcast on Thursday, April 18, 2024. 

The new podcast, called ‘Reasons to Care’, dives into the world of working in the care industry. Reasons to Care will take you on a heartwarming journey, making an impact that truly matters.

The podcast is hosted by Clare Rochford, Children’s Team Manager, and Michelle Turner, Deputy Manager in the charity’s Supported Living Team. The pair will be joined by guests including colleagues from across the charity, family members of people supported by the charity, and local businesses. There are lots of uplifting stories to tell, which will truly motivate and inspire, whether you are interested in working for the charity, volunteering, fundraising or simply keen to find out more about what goes on in health and social care. 

The podcast aims to give listeners a unique insight into what it is like to work in care, the variety of roles available and the opportunities for career progression. 

Michelle Turner, Deputy Manager for Supported Living at Diverse Abilities, commented: “It has been a fantastic opportunity to record this podcast, and speak to a wide range of people linked to the charity. We can’t wait to do lots more! Many people don’t consider a career in care, and we want to change this by telling people about the variety of roles available, the training they can receive and how they will make a huge difference to the children, adults, and families we support.”

The podcast has been produced locally, with Podcast Labs, who have built their team and agency in Poole and Bournemouth. 

Kelly James, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Podcast Labs, added: “We are really excited to launch the Reasons to Care podcast with Diverse Abilities. The conversations really give you an insight into the charity, and there’s some really great stories. There’s nothing else like this out there that explores the care industry from this perspective, so we really are offering something unique.” 

Visit to find out more and listen to Reasons to Care on all podcasting platforms including Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and Amazon Podcasts.