What could be better than going to play golf? Not just any golf though, we had to make it more complicated, so team outing playing crazy golf and judging by the pictures it looks like there were some expert moves.
Goldcrest House and Dove House Hospice shop in Goole are working together to help adults with autism get one step closer to an independent lifestyle.
Extending a mentoring hand, the Hospice are helping volunteer Joe Barnard to explore new opportunities and retail skills as part of independent living skill tutoring from Goldcrest House.
Tasks such as sorting and tagging clothing, to preparing the shop floor for customers and handling sales at the till, Joe is involved in every aspect of what is involved in running a very busy charity shop.
Mara Beikmame, manager at Dove House Hospice shop in Goole says: “When Joe joined us he was very anxious about making mistakes and dealing with customers, now that couldn’t be further from the truth. He’s quickly picked up every job asked of him and he’s learning from his mistakes, you can see his confidence building daily. He’s enjoying talking to our customers and building relationships, he’s become part of our valued team and we’re very happy to be supporting him.”
Joe Barnard says: “I really enjoy working at Dove House and get on very well with all the staff. I have learnt new skills whilst I didn’t think I would, which has given me the confidence to speak to unfamiliar faces. When I have been feeling worried about going the staff at Goldcrest House have helped me a lot in attending my work placement – I am a lot happier since being supported at Goldcrest Housse.”
Goldcrest House raise funds for a local charity during a full year of fundraising Goldcrest House present the final count of funds of £352.20 to the Goole based charity the Waterways Museum and Sobriety Project.
Throughout 2017 service users at Goldcrest House walked the length of the Humber Bridge and back to raise funds for the charity, which has a special place in their hearts.
Many of the service users have first hand experience of the good work and opportunities provided through the charity with many embarking and completing City & Guilds courses in Employment Skills.
Trish Patrickson, registered manager at Goldcrest House says: “We are very proud of our service users, many have really benefitted from using this service and have been provided with the opportunity to follow their interests in catering, hospitality and horticulture. It’s really fitting and lovely to see how much the donation meant to everyone involved.”
Clare Huntscott Moncrieff, Funding Manager at the Sobriety Project/Yorkshire Waterways Museum says: “All the staff and volunteers at the Sobriety Project/Yorkshire Waterways Museum are very grateful for the generous fundraising efforts from all at Goldcrest House and would like to say thank you for the recent donation of £352.20. We are particularly touched when people who enjoy accessing our projects and activities like to help us to raise funds to help them.”
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 love working with the Green Team, and to prove it service users who work at the charity made paper hearts.
Goldcrest House service users love the work they do with the Goole based charity displaying and showing great interest and pleasure in everything they do to keep the gardens of Goole tidy.
Paper hearts were made and stuck to the wall and made into badges for everybody to wear.