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Millennium teams up with universities
22 November 2021

Millennium teams up with universities

3 minute read

Millennium Care’s Lakeside Care Home has opened its doors to universities from across Greater Manchester for a study (led by the University of Salford) that will aid residents and help guide careers.

Working alongside several universities from the region; student physiotherapists, nurses, allied health professionals and counselling and psychotherapy students will work with residents providing one-to-one support helping them achieve personal goals over a six-week period.

Part of a wider study, ‘Not the last resort’, will support students in gaining real-life experience, provide an opportunity to develop and evaluate interprofessional learning environments as well as attempt to remove the stigma people may have about working in the care sector.

Professionals and students from the University of Salford, the University of Bolton, Manchester Metropolitan University, Greater Manchester Training Hub and GM Portfolio Management Office Enabling Effective Learning Environment Leads will work together to deliver the study which will assess residents, social care, staff and student outcomes.

“I am excited to work alongside students who are in their learning stage, to practice their effective communication with all aspects of illness’s that our Residents have.”

Gail Howard, Home Manager at Lakeside Care Home

“Never before has social care been so obviously essential to the fabric of the lives of the people who live within Salford and Greater Manchester. To be able to work with care homes across the conurbation to evaluate a new model of service and education delivery is a wonderful opportunity for collaborative working and to showcase the work of the sector. The research team were delighted that Gail, the staff and residents at Lakeside wanted to participate in the pilot of this project and we look forward to sharing the findings”

Dr Melanie Stephens, Principal Investigator of the study and Head of Interprofessional Education at Salford University

“This is my first placement, and it is great to get involved and not be stuck behind a screen! I love spending time with residents, and I find it much easier to learn and understand on the job. It is great to see residents getting a lot from the treatments and enjoying our exercise plan.”

Louis, a student physiotherapist
Kathryn Barton
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