Health and Social Care student, Millie Godfrey, talks about her experiences at MHA Trembaths Nursing and Dementia home. Millie started her placement at Trembaths in her first year of study and has continued to volunteer there on an on-going basis.
Millie enthuses about the placement and her work there:
“I started at Trembaths 2 years ago, and when I first walked in, I was petrified. But I absolutely love it now and have even gone back and trained as a volunteer which has helped me grow and build a stronger bond with the residents.
“Any spare time I have I go here because it makes me feel happy and it’s what I want to do in the future.
“Joining in activities with residents is so lovely as some of the skills the people have at their age is so inspirational. It makes it so enjoyable.
“The best care home ever!!”
Staff at Trembaths have welcomed Milie as an essential part of the team, Tracey, the Activity Coordinator at Trembaths shared her thoughts on Millie’s journey working within the residential home:
“Millie has grown so much since her first week’s placement here. She has become a confident young lady, who is absolutely loved by residents, relatives and staff alike.
“She is now at a stage where she is able to plan and run an activity completely by herself and she will be doing so later this month for our next “Postcards of Kindness” session.”
Millie has progressed from a level 1 programme and is now studying L3 Health and Social care. Her time in placement has taught her essential skills to help her develop her learning as well as providing an invaluable source of support for the staff and residents at Trembaths.
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