Goldcrest House

STUDENT LEARNS ABOUT AUTISM CARE

Student learns about autism care.

Mentoring the next generation of health and social workers is Goldcrest House as it extends its expertise to help BTEC Level 3 Health and Social Care student Abby Waddingham.

STUDENT LEARNS ABOUT AUTISM CARE

Abby, 16 from Selby College is attending work experience at Goldcrest House during her first year of the course, a critical component of her two year course which provides the opportunity to put her theory into practice.

Taking on the role of a Support Worker, Abby will be helping to deliver person centred care for service users in areas such as learning, exercise, and personal development via tasks such as craft workshops, swimming and cultural visits.

Abby Waddingham comments on her becoming part of the Goldcrest House team: “I’ve always wanted a career in health care and having the opportunity to explore my options in different health care environments has really opened my eyes to the possibilities and career path I might take. I’ve really enjoyed becoming part of the team and especially spending time with service users.”

Trish Patrickson, Manager at Goldcrest House says: “It’s a pleasure to be working with Selby College and extremely happy to welcome and support the next generation into the healthcare sector. Working within social care is an extremely rewarding career, it’s enlightening to see younger people enthused about taking this career path.”

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.


THINGS THAT MATTER IN AUTISM

Having money, feeling safe, and gaining a job are all things that matter for all of us but imagine just how important they are for adults with autism.

Making the transition from childhood to adulthood comes with many unanswered questions; will I get a job? Will I be able to afford somewhere to live? Will I meet someone? What will the future hold?

things that matter in autism

Taking these concerns seriously Goldcrest House ensure service users feel they are independently enabled whilst safe in the knowledge they have the full support and back-up of the service.

Trish Patrickson, registered manager at Goldcrest House says: “The whole point of ensuring our service users have their say is to ensure people with autism or learning difficulties are valued equally, listened to, and treated with respect and dignity.

“This is why we are constantly looking for employment opportunities for our service users who wish to earn extra money. We are also part of a wider campaign in Goole to encourage ‘safer places’ whereby local shops become a safe haven for anyone with autism or learning difficulties requiring a safe place to retreat should they need it. It really is about recognising their needs are no different to ours, it’s just the way those needs are perceived.”

Feeling safe for someone with autism may be different to how we perceive safe. For instance, walking down a busy high street can be disorientating and trigger severe anxiety. Gaining a job doesn’t necessarily mean a powerful career, but rather an occupation where their talent or passion is allowed to flourish. Money is a priority for a lot of us, but for someone with autism, it means independence, which could be the difference between getting out and purchasing a cup of coffee in their local café or not.

 

 


JUNGLE CAMP EXPERIENCE FOR GOLDCREST HOUSE IS A HIT

Jungle camp experience for Goldcrest House is a hit as service users get into the spirit of the hit programme ‘I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here’.

JUNGLE CAMP EXPERIENCE FOR GOLDCREST HOUSE IS A HIT

Embracing the Australian based action packed trials and tribulations of 10 celebrities, service users at Goldcrest House were keen to experience what it might feel like to be part of the jungle celebrity camp.

Making it happen, but not a trip to Australia, service users were treated to a trip to Madame Tussauds in Blackpool to see first-hand the life-like wax work characters of Ant and Dec, and pose for photos in their very own cockroach filled Bush Tucker Trial.

Ralph Parish, registered manager at Goldcrest House says: “As part of our person-centred activity plans we hold a monthly consultation with service users called, ‘You said we did’. The consultation encourages open communication about how they would like to engage and participate with the wider community and their friends. I’m a Celebrity is a big hit here within the house, and even though we couldn’t get a trip to Australia organized, we could certainly make a much more local trip to ensure the people we support experience the hit show first-hand.”

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.


TRAINEE ADMINISTRATOR LEAH BAIRD IS ON LEARNING PATH TO UNDERSTANDING CARE

Trainee administrator, Leah Baird, is on learning path to understanding care as she passes her BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Business at Doncaster College with a Double Grade Pass Pass.

Now well on her learning path to becoming an Administration Manager she is now ready for the next step of learning about what it takes for the smooth running at a care home.

With passes in business environment, resources and communication, introduction to marketing business communication, recruitment and selection, business development, developing terms in business, and understanding health and safety in the business workplace, Leah is well equipped to move on to the next stage with enrollment on to The Care Certificate.

Ralph Parish, registered manager at Goldcrest House says: “Passing her BTEC is a great achievement. We congratulate Leah for her hard work and commitment and look forward to taking her through her Care Certificate as she works with members of the care team getting to grips with all aspects of what it takes run a specialist autism care business.”TRAINEE ADMINISTRATOR AT GOLDCREST HOUSE, LEAH BAIRD, ON LEARNING PATH TO UNDERSTANDING CARE

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.