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Sussex students getting real life experience of caring.

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Deputy Manager Rachel Purcell explained: “We use Activity Based Care in the home, which means we help people who live with us to keep up their hobbies, interests and life skills through activities chosen by them. We also encourage them to take an active part in the running of the home and we encourage people in the local community to become involved in life at the home.

“The students will be working with our activities coordinators and taking part in sessions such as ‘knit and natter’, ‘make and bake’ and exercise classes as well as helping out with the many types of arts and crafts our residents enjoy.”

The students will spend 20 hours working with the co-ordinators learning how to create fun and challenging activities that help residents maintain their mobility, strength and independence as well as helping them to keep up their life-long interests.

Rachel said: “Dignity and choice are the most important aspects of care and we hope that, by watching and joining in with our skilled team, the students will learn that listening to residents and helping them to achieve their aims is vital to providing top class care.”

The week will also help students to find out more about the wide range of careers that are available in social care – from administration to catering, chefs to regional directors. Many young people are surprised to find that a company like Care UK has such a comprehensive career structure with lots of opportunities for training and career development.

Beech Hurst is a 60-bed nursing home in Haywards Heath providing specialist nursing care for older people, people with dementia and younger adults with mental health needs.

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