Volunteering Helps Charity Meet Targets

 

Providing person centred care and support is Goldcrest House and the Goole based charity Cancer Research as they partner to help service user Dawn Field gain a volunteering role within the Boothferry based charity shop.

Cancer ResearchWhen not working in her other role Dawn wanted to fill her spare days working elsewhere. She successfully passed an interview at the charity shop and is now helping the charity meet its fundraising targets by working with other volunteers to turn stock around and ensure it is presented on the shop floor for sale.

Julia Risley store manager at Cancer Research on Boothferry Road says: “We are just like a family here and Dawn is a very welcome addition. Dawn has settled in really well making friends and picking up her role very quickly. In fact we’d like her to take on a bigger role in the future.”

Ralph Parish, registered manager at Goldcrest House says: “We are extremely grateful to Cancer Research for extending this opportunity to Dawn. It might seem like a small role but it is vital to the wellbeing of each and every individual to be able to develop their skills, knowledge and confidence as they go through their personal development journey.”

Volunteers are important to the running of the Cancer Research charity shop. If you would like to work with a happy team, benefit from social companionship, and take a break from your routine, help a good cause and call Julia on 01405 761513 to discuss a volunteering role.

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 Residential Support Worker at Goldcrest House

Gary Bell from Goole joins the Goldcrest House care team as a residential support worker to support individuals with autism and learning difficulties with their daily tasks.

Gary head and shoulders

Looking for a career that would better suit his natural abilities Gary has overhauled his life and left behind his 25 year long career in the sales sector to seek a rewarding career in care.

Gary Bell, residential support worker at Goldcrest House says: “I love everything about my job but most of all I enjoy being a positive role model for the service users at Goldcrest House. I really wish I had made this move a long time ago”

Gary’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 such an enthusiastic individual to our team who is committed to enhancing 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


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