6 November 2019
A picture of Students gaining work experience with Sanctuary Care

Trainee paramedics are gaining invaluable work experience in Sanctuary Care homes.

More than 130 students from the University of Worcester and Birmingham City University are shadowing staff in 20 of Sanctuary’s homes throughout the Midlands.

The two-week placements, which finish at the end of December, will see the students support with the care of residents, meals and activities as well as connecting with family members.

Occupational therapy and physiotherapy students will also be getting practical training as part of the partnership.

Yunus Giwa, Sanctuary Care’s senior work programmes officer, said: “This is the third year we have offered these placements in our homes and each time the number of students involved increases, which is fantastic to see.

“It is proving to be a huge success, giving the trainees an understanding of the social care sector while also providing vital work experience for the future.”