Ella aged 15 from The Dean Trust Wigan came to complete one week’s work experience at Lakeside Care Home as part of her Health and Social Care course.
Coming to the end of year 10, Ella was keen to experience the care sector, and after speaking to her Grandmother, and Kitchen Assistant Alison McGrath, it was clear Lakeside offered the perfect opportunity.
Without any persuasion or hesitation, Ella got stuck in many areas of the home. Ella discovered that she loved baking the most and enjoyed painting residents’ nails. She even managed to bake Ken Sumner’s birthday cake which made his day!
One resident built a strong relationship with Ella, Rita. Rita loved the energy Ella brought to the home and enjoyed sharing stories about her childhood.
As a result, Ella has decided one week just wasn’t enough! She’s committed to supporting the home on a voluntary basis.
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