Health and Social Care Events
This December, Joseph Chamberlain College’s outstanding Health and Social Care department has hosted numerous exciting events. Sarah and Michelle from the Hospice Charity Partnership visited Joseph Chamberlain College to help educate their Health and Social Care students about hospices. They discussed many aspects of hospices, such as the one-to-one patient care that can be provided by them, the misconceptions that surround them, and the many things they do to help people with terminal illnesses live their lives to the fullest, such as planning constant family and pet visits. Sarah and Michelle both widened the horizons of Joseph Chamberlain College’s Health and Social Care students, educating them about a field they can pursue after completing their course. One of the college’s Health and Social Care students, Muminah Ghafoor, said, “I think it was a motivational talk about the different types of opportunities you can go into.” Another Health and Social Care student, Maria Jannat, had this to say regarding the talk: “I didn’t know this existed. It’s broadened my horizons greatly. It is totally different to a hospital, which I didn’t know. You have to be very strong emotionally to go into it – and I will consider going into it!” After the talk, Michelle stated that “It was lovely to meet your students. I hope we’ve educated your students about hospices and taught them about different routes within the field.”
The department also organised a visit from elderly residents in the community, joining the department at the college to be pampered for Christmas. The college’s Health and Social Care students helped the elderly residents have a fun and relaxing time through nail painting, cake making, decorating, and game playing, all topped off with a delicious Christmas dinner provided by the college’s catering team. One of the residents, Barbara, said that it was a “very pleasant way to spend Christmas time.”
With gracious funding from Arts Connect and the aid of the college’s Health and Social Care students, Joseph Chamberlain College ran a community Christmas event. This wonderful event saw many parents and children drop in to make cards, glitter pictures, and snowman decorations while enjoying the provided cakes, crisps, and squash. One of the parents at the event, Shazia, said, “It’s great for the community and especially for the children. The children are happy, so I’m happy.”
A number of the college’s Health and Social Care students also hosted a ‘Winter Wonderland’ for SEN students from Fox Hollies school. Thirty-five students attended to take part in a range of activities set up by the college’s students, including making Christmas tree decorations and watercolour arts, painting nails, and a disco. It was a fantastic opportunity for the college’s Health and Social Care students to put theory into practice and bring the curriculum to life.
Joseph Chamberlain College would like to thank their Health and Social Care department, both staff and students, for organising and helping out at these incredible events. The college would also like to extend its gratitude to all others who made these events possible and outstanding.