Norley Hall Care Home is welcoming students from Hope School and College to open opportunities for work placements and personal development.
Nicola Holland, FEU Head of Department at Hope School and College originally contacted the home to float the idea of work placements for her students.
The focus for the students is on employability and the development of workplace skills in a more general sense, e.g., communication, teamwork, following instructions and health and safety.
The team at Norley Hall prepared for the students to begin their experience days which started at the end of October.
Accompanied by Sam Aindow, Teaching Assistant and Work Placement Supervisor every Tuesday morning on each visit, Sam supports the students through their working life and skills program.
The students involved identified an aspiration to work in care, hospitality, and catering, so Activity Coordinator, Julia Entwistle prepared for the visit by organising varied cupcake designs to develop hospitality and catering skills.
Various activities in place for the students included crafting, baking and daily living skills which underpin the development of communication and leadership.
Julia also offered a holistic range of activities to help engage students with residents.
From this networking opportunity, Norley Hall is going to expand their relationship with the College by attending each other’s Christmas fairs and continually creating opportunities where the students and residents can benefit.
Learn more about Norley Hall Care Home.