Yorkshire Coast College celebrates local carers

Health & Social Care Students at Yorkshire Coast College arrange event to celebrate and reward carers with our local community.

Organised following National Carers Week 2015,students invited local carers from across Scarborough and the surrounding area for a complimentary lunch at the College’s own training restaurant Fledglings.

Carers Week is an annual campaign to raise awareness of caring, highlight the challenges carers face and recognise the contribution they make to families and communities throughout the UK.

Heath & Social Care Tutor, Alyson Gregory said: “Carers Week is something we actively encourage all our Heath & Social Care students to get involved in every year. Carers Week is an excellent opportunity for our students to really get to know the challenges that face carers, just how important a role they play in our community and how they can hope to support them as they all look to enter professional careers in the Health & Social Care sector.”

Working closely with Orchard House, who specialise in adult day care for the elderly, those with illness, dememtia or other disabilities, the event invited over 20 carers who use the Orchard House facility, for a delicious lunch that include a delightful selection of deserts such as strawberry tarts, jam and cream scones and Melba slices.

Health & Social Care Level 2 student Martin Pratt said: “Having spent some time at Orchard House as part of my work placement, it is great to be able to give something back to the carers that use their service.”