Undaunted Simon wins training award


Posted on December 1st, by editor in Caring Times. No Comments

A young salesman who, after developing muscular dystrophy in his early 20s, forged a new career in health and social care, has won a National Training Award. Simon Wright works at Barchester Healthcare’s Castle Care Village nursing home complex in Hull. Simon’s recent history is one of undaunted achievement. Unable to continue in his sales position, Simon visited the Centre for Voluntary Services to find out about voluntary work. After setting up his own self help group for other muscular dystrophy sufferers, he began working at the Open Learning Centre, completeing an Access course followed by an honours degree in social work and psychology at the University of Humberside. Part of his degree was a placement at Castle Park nursing home where he developed the role of creative therapy. He now assists residents to communicate using music, sculpture and visual art. Simon is currently undertaking an advanced diploma in counselling. Castle Care general manager Janet Cooper said Simon’s work had enhanced and develop





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