23 November 2015

Image of Health & Social Care students visit Claire House

Our Health and Social Care students recently visited Claire House Children’s Hospice in Bebington to attend a talk about the services they provide.

The trip was organised by Personal & Guidance tutor Jen Foden to help students gain an insight into the day-to-day activities within a Hospice care environment. In the talk, the students heard all about the different clients and were moved by the case studies. They also learned about how Claire House Hospice first started and its philosophy as well as learning about holistic care and the support the Hospice staff provide to the whole family.

Students had the opportunity to meet one of the play therapists and one of the counselling team and looked at how the Hospice staff adapt and change to make sure everybody can be included in play and social activities.

Students were inspired by the positivity and the focus on enjoying life, giving choice and striving to make a real difference in difficult circumstances.

A former student of The Sixth Form College, Avril Parr, who now works on the fundraising team at Claire House Hospice, helped to show the students round. On the tour the students were amazed at the fabulous facilities and state of the art equipment. They commented on how surprised and impressed they were by the facilities and were particularly impressed and fascinated by the hydro pool and Hub with light displays and music that the Hospice staff immersed clients in to give them new experiences.

Head of Health and Social Care, Andy Walton commented, “It was incredible to hear about the fantastic work done by Claire House Hospice and to see for ourselves the excellent facilities provided as well as hear from one of our former students who now works at the hospice. Our students will be able to use this knowledge in the coursework modules and will return to the themes of holistic care, respect, dignity and inclusiveness throughout the course.” 

HSC Claire House Trip 2015

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