Star Student Learns about Business at Goldcrest

 

business at GoldcrestAn ‘A Star’ Doncaster student, with an ambition to become an accountant, is one step closer to her dream thanks to Goldcrest House.

Leah Baird who is studying level 3 Business Administration at Doncaster College approached the autism and learning difficulties care provider seeking work experience and mentoring to help her pass her course with flying colours.

Leah says: “It is my ambition to be an accountant and I sought out the work experience in the hope it would equip me with real-world knowledge and experience of working in a financial role within an office environment. Thanks to Goldcrest House I have the opportunity to be the best I can be and for that I am grateful.”

Ralph Parish, registered manager at Goldcrest House says: “It’s an absolute pleasure to be able to help someone so young and driven achieve her goal. Leah spends two days a week at Goldcrest House and provides administrative and financial assistance with roles such as the sales ledger and petty cash management.

“Hopefully this experience will get Leah onto the next step, which is enrolling on the AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) accountancy course once her college course has ended next year.”

Based on Boothferry Road Goldcrest House is a centre of excellence dedicated to addressing the individual needs of adults over 18 affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorder and learning difficulties. It provides residential care, supported living, long and short term respite care, day services and outreach to meet the varied needs of those who access the service 52 weeks a year; its aim is to be the UK’s quality service of choice.

 


Happy Christmas and a Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Goldcrest House.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us at Goldcrest House.


A Talent for Knitting Helps Scunthorpe Babies

Goldcrest House visit the Neonatal intensive care unit at Scunthorpe Hospital to present a very special gift of hand knitted hats to the nurses who care for sick and preterm babies in the district.

neonatalHandmade by service users at Goldcrest House during a weekly therapeutic craft session, over 50 knitted hats were presented to assist with helping the small and poorly babies keep their temperature within normal limits.

Judith Braithwaite from the Neonatal Unit says: “Thank you very much for the effort and kindness you have shown it is very much appreciated. The hats will be extremely useful in assisting with the special care these babies require, and because there are so many hats we will share them with the hospital’s maternity unit ensuring all our babies benefit.”

Ralph Parish, registered manager at Goldcrest House says: “We are very proud of all of our service users who helped with creating and presenting these very special hats. It is amazing to think that knitting has captured the creativity and resulted in something so positive.”

Based on Boothferry Road Goldcrest House is a centre of excellence dedicated to addressing the individual needs of adults over 18 affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorder and learning difficulties. It provides residential care, supported living, long and short term respite care, day services and outreach to meet the varied needs of those who access the service 52 weeks a year; its aim is to be the UK’s quality service of choice.


New Support Worker at Goldcrest House

Harry Finnerty from Doncaster joins the Goldcrest House care team as a residential support worker to support individuals with autism and learning difficulties.

harry-smallHaving previous experience in the care sector before moving into a new field Harry has come back to what he knows and loves – supporting people live their lives the way they choose.

Harry Finnerty, residential support worker at Goldcrest House says: “I really enjoy working in this sector and jumped at the chance to join Goldcrest House. The atmosphere at Goldcrest House is extremely positive and welcoming. I enjoy coming to work and the feeling I get helping to improve the quality of life of service users.”

Harry’s role as a residential support worker is to actively support and assist service users to meet their needs and requirements, and to fulfill and accomplish their desired potential ranging from personal hygiene to daily activities and visits into the local community.

Ralph Parish, registered manager at Goldcrest House says: “We are very pleased to welcome Harry to our team and enhance the work we do to support our service users get one step closer to an independent life.”

Based on Boothferry Road Goldcrest House is a centre of excellence dedicated to addressing the individual needs of adults over 18 affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorder and learning difficulties. It provides residential care, supported living, long and short term respite care, day services and outreach to meet the varied needs of those who access the service 52 weeks a year; its aim is to be the UK’s quality service of choice.