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Student gets a taste of what it’s like to work in care sector

Deciding what career path we want to take can be daunting for any of us. Being able to have a taster, to see if we like a certain career can be vital, when making this important decision.

In Ilkeston, Cedars & Larches Care Home welcomed Rhiannon into their family with open arms. The student from Kirk Hallam Community Academy completed her work experience at the home after expressing an interest in the care sector.

Nina Wright, Home Manager, said: “It was a pleasure having Rhiannon for the week. She took part in a variety of different things in the home, covering various roles that the team fulfil. These included: daily activities, learning about health and safety, safeguarding and dietary needs to name a few.”

Rhiannon told us: “I really enjoyed my time at the home. I didn’t realise how many different roles there were in a care home, and it’s definitely given me some food for thought with regards to my future career. I want to thank everyone at the home for making me

Nina Wright added: “Rhiannon’s tutor Mr Hughes, popped in to see how she was getting on with her placement. He was really impressed with her work books, and said that her confidence had come on leaps and bounds. It’s safe to say that Rhiannon has made everyone proud.”

Are you looking for a care home in Ilkeston? The Cedars & Larches Care Home provides support for all types of care including dementia care, residential care, nursing care and respite care.

Date published: 15 September 2017


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