We work with a variety of training providers including Sheffield College with students who are on a Health & Social Care Placement. The placements are arranged generally by the provider and are monitored and overseen by them. The placement is generally one day a week over a set period of time; this is dependent on where the placement is from.
To widen the student’s social experiences and help them to develop an awareness of work situations the students will work In the Activity Centre. They will be working alongside volunteers and staff assisting our clients. Some of the students will assist in our craft room where they can chat more to clients; many student find this a wonderful experience as they are able to hear first-hand stories and accounts of what some of our clients did, or have achieved.
The students will gain a comprehensive insight into working with older people who are blind or partially sighted. Many students embrace this opportunity and take from it many new skills they have developed.
This is invaluable experience as it forms a sound basis for developing skills when they are working with people who are blind or partially sighted. The placement will also inform students of the services that are available in Sheffield for blind and partially sighted people.
By the end of the placement we hear many favourable comments from students - see our testimonials.
For further information please contact our Activities Centre Manager, David Cox, either by email or Tel: 0114 272 2757.