Fundraising Presentation at Goldcrest House

Goldcrest House charity donation presentation event was a huge success.The Yorkshire Waterways Museum and The Green Team both received a cheque donation to help with supporting the good work they do and service they provide throughout Goole.
Pictured holding the cheques are our service users, left, Chris, and right, Jonathan who both enjoy volunteering at the charities.
Charity Presentation at Goldcrest House

Charity Presentation at Goldcrest House.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

More pictures from the presentation afternoon.

Chris with The Yorkshire Waterways Museum team.

Chris with The Yorkshire Waterways Museum team.

Jonathan with The Green Team.

Jonathan with The Green Team.


Goldcrest House Donates Cash to Goole Charities

Goldcrest House service users decide to donate cash from a fundraising open day event to two Goole charities, the Yorkshire Waterways Museum and the Green Team.

Money was raised during a Goldcrest House open day and garden party to raise awareness and understanding of learning difficulties and autism in Goole.

Goldcrest House Donates Cash to Goole Charities

Goldcrest House donate cash to Goole charities.

 

Attended by the UK’s youngest mayor, Goole Mayor Terence Smith, traditional fundraising activities such as lucky dip, hook a duck and the Goldcrest Stocks, not to mention baking and craft stalls, raised £386.00.

Representatives from the charities will each be presented with a donation during an official presentation at Goldcrest House where staff and service users will hand over the proceeds of their fundraising activities.

Ralph Parish, registered manager at Goldcrest House says: “Both these charities support personal development and training for disadvantaged people with learning disabilities. A lot of our service users participate in training and volunteering at each charity and were very keen to contribute to the ongoing delivery of services to inspire and enrich the community of Goole.”

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.


Goldcrest House Road Trip

As summer still clings on I thought it would be good to share our latest Goldcrest House road trip to the sunny shores of Skegness.

There’s always something exciting about a trip to the seaside. The journey, being the first to spot the sea, removing footwear to feel the sand between your toes, the sights and smells – it’s a sensory experience.

Goldcrest House road trip

Goldcrest House road trip

You may think it’s just a day out in the sun, but for our service users this is another positive step towards independence and increased confidence.

For some on the autism spectrum they can have difficulty processing everyday sensory information. The senses may be over or under sensitive. It isn’t routine, sensitivity can happen at any time, and manifest itself in altered behaviour – positive or negative.

It’s our job as professionals to ensure our care and support allows service users to experience new things. Whether that is sights, smells or tastes, we’re there to get them over the hurdles, guide, and support them in a safe environment.

This carefully managed trip to Skegness is an example of many positive steps our service users take in personal development, confidence, and independence, it has huge mental and psychological benefits for them all.

We all enjoyed the trip, which was confirmed by plenty of big smiles, and snoring on the way back!

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.


Dreams are Fulfilled at Diggerland

For all of our service users driving a car will never be a reality no matter how strong the desire.

However that doesn’t mean their hopes and dreams should be shattered, who are we to say no!

We spend a lot of time at Goldcrest House making sure our service users are not only safe and cared for, but receive the quality of life they should expect to receive.

Goldcrest House autism care

One important aspect of our care is to ensure we help our service users come as close to experiencing their dreams as possible.

Whether the dream is to gain full-time employment, or driving a car, we will explore every opportunity.  So, when we had the opportunity to make those dreams come true with a visit to Diggerland in Castleford, we jumped at it.

Our service users got a lot out of the day. They had the opportunity to drive and operate real diggers and other full-size machinery.

The best bit – they received a huge confidence boost in their own abilities.