As part of the 'not the last resort' program, three university students completed a five-week placement at Lakeside Care Home.
The program involves supporting university students from a range of professional health and social care programmes to gain experience working in the care home sector seeking to develop and challenge students’ perceptions of social care and promote best interprofessional practice.
The project aims to evaluate how an interprofessional student training environment can cater to the requirements of care home residents and staff, while also providing opportunities for leadership, clinical decision-making, management, and career growth for students in an interprofessional environment.
Saba and Sree, master’s students in Dietetics from Manchester Met University, were accompanied by Carl, a University of Salford second-year Mental Health student.
Saba and Sree collaborated to acquire knowledge and exchange valuable information and were enthusiastic about sharing their experience with us.
As part of the project last year, Lakeside Care Home continue to support this study, others and individuals that seek educational opportunities in a professional environment which, of course, benefits residents and current staff.
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