WHAT’S COOKING AT GOLDCREST?

Cooking a meal for one, two or more can be taxing, but what about cooking for 16? That’s precisely what Mark, a Goldcrest House service user did.
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Mark organised and prepared the food for a hearty and nutritious roast beef dinner for all service users to enjoy.

Preparing carrots, potatoes, and other vegetables, as well as the all-important Yorkshire Pudding mixture is a process that takes some organization.

From getting to grips with the layout of the kitchen, choosing the right tools to prepare food with, working out weights and measurements, and coordinating cooking times, it takes a huge amount of co-ordination and concentration, not to mention all diners receive equal portions.

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Ralph Parish, registered manager at Goldcrest House says: “Mark really enjoyed this task, it’s something he has become extremely good at. It is our mission to promote independent living through normalisation and inclusion at every stage. Mark can now plan, prepare and cook a nutritious meal, but not just for himself, a whole party of hungry people.”

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 is a residential home that provides long-term integrated specialist day and residential care 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.


How Autistic Are You?

An independent TV production company called betty who make series like The Autistic Gardener and The Food Hospital are currently working on a brand new program about autism and are looking for people to take part.

How Autistic Are You? (working title) is a one-off special for Channel 4. It’s estimated that 1 in 100 Brits have Autism Spectrum Disorder, but some scientists now believe the real number could be tens of thousands more, with all of us carrying some of the genes for autism and which affect our behavior and the way we communicate. They’ll work alongside the National Autistic Society to try to demystify one of Britain’s most misunderstood neurological disorders. Overseen by experts from the University of Cambridge, UCL and King’s College London, we’ll present a new way for viewers to visualize where they are on the spectrum of autistic traits, and a team of autistic people will also take to the streets to try to teach the public what it really means to be autistic.

How autistic are you?

How autistic are you?

A team of renowned experts will test members of the public for some of the most common traits of autism. The tests themselves will be an exciting mix of physical and psychological assessments, designed using the latest scientific research, and overseen by leading experts in the field.

They’re looking for people who think they show autistic traits, or who believe they might be autistic but have not been diagnosed, to take part in the show.

Volunteers will have the opportunity to speak to leading experts in the field, and will be suitably supported throughout the experience.

The program is a great opportunity to help raise awareness about autism and I was wondering if it was possible to help us with some outreach on your twitter and Facebook page?

See flyer for details or contact them at getinvolved@betty.co.uk


CHARITY BROCHURE FEATURES ITS VOLUNTEERS

Goole charity, The Green Team, feature a Goldcrest House service user within its promotional brochure in recognition for the hard work and time given whilst volunteering.

CHARITY BROCHURE FEATURES ITS VOLUNTEERS

CHARITY BROCHURE FEATURES ITS VOLUNTEERS

Jonathan features within the promotional brochure which outlines the vision the charity has to enrich, involve and inspire the local community by promoting the benefits of gardens, gardening and horticulture for health, wellbeing and the environment.

Cheryl Price, Volunteer Lead at The Green Team says: “Without our volunteers we wouldn’t be able to fulfill our mission of improving the quality of life for people by reducing their stress through enabling their enjoyment of their gardens, supporting their safety and independence.”

Jonathan volunteers in garden maintenance working on a range of tasks including grass cutting, cutting back hedges, and weeding boarders as part of the charity’s gardening service to older and disabled people living in and around 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 Helping to Keep the Warmth in this Winter

Service users at Goldcrest House are helping to keep the warmth in this winter by getting their knitting needles out and casting on to make woolly hats for the needy and homeless of Goole during this extra cold spell of weather.

GOLDCREST HOUSE HELPING TO KEEP THE WARMTH IN THIS WINTER

GOLDCREST HOUSE HELPING TO KEEP THE WARMTH IN THIS WINTER

Working hard during one of the many therapeutic craft sessions, service users created a box full of hand knitted hats in varying sizes and colours for Mission Trinity, a drop-in service offering free meals, comfort, help and a welcoming shoulder to those sleeping rough, the vulnerable, people living in poor conditions or those who are simply struggling to make ends meet.

Caroline Sample, Co-founder Mission Trinity says: “The donations are greatly received, as you can imagine they are making a big difference to people that use our service, especially now that the temperatures have plummeted, many thanks for thinking of us.”

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.