Autism Care employs the right skills

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Dawn pictured preparing food in her new role as kitchen assistant.
Dawn pictured preparing food in her new role as kitchen assistant.

Goldcrest House, the Goole based autism residential home for adults, has employed an exceptional talent from its very own back yard when looking for a kitchen assistant.

Dawn Field a resident with Goldcrest for 12 years, has over the years continued to develop her interest in cooking and baking to such an extent that she applied for the role which was advertised locally.

Ralph Parish, registered manager at Goldcrest House says: “We were delighted when Dawn applied to work with us, she has an exceptional talent in the kitchen and now she is able to fulfil her drive and passion for what was a hobby to earn an income and develop it into a vocation.”

Dawn’s role as a kitchen assistant is to help the full-time kitchen staff prepare three meals a day for each service user. From helping with the menus, to preparing  raw ingredients and paying attention to the general kitchen cleanliness, Dawn has quickly become an asset to a very busy kitchen.

Based on Boothferry Road, Goldcrest House is a centre of excellence dedicated to addressing the individual needs of adults over 18 affected by Autistic Spectrum Disorder and learning difficulties. It is a residential home that provides long-term integrated specialist day and residential care to meet the varied needs of those who access the service 52 weeks a year; its aim is to be the UK’s quality service of choice.

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