Social Care CLE Guide

Abbie Moss

Student nurse on placement at Lakeside Care Home in Wigan

Before working at Lakeside I had negative perceptions about what care homes were like. I expected the care home to smell, have a depressing atmosphere and be full of residents with a poor quality of life…..

However, since spending time at the care home, my views have completely changed!  I have seen how important the small things are. Communication between staff and residents is essential to providing the best care and this is seen with all staff including cooks, domestics and office staff not just carers and nurses.

I have learnt how to provide true, holistic, person-centred care and will take this with me for the rest of my training and when I become a nurse.