Behind the scenes at Yorkshire Car Co in Snaith is hard working Chris Coggins, service user at the Goole based Goldcrest House, who is celebrating a promotion and his first year work anniversary.
Chris, who has autism, works for the car company as part of the Goldcrest House introduction to work scheme, cleaning, waxing and polishing forecourt cars for sale at the showroom, and is now in charge of valeting the showroom fleet.
Ralph Parish says: “Chris is a massive car enthusiast and he is always the first to wash staff cars so it’s with thanks to the Yorkshire Car Co that Chris can regularly take part in an activity he really loves.
“He absolutely loves going to work and spending time with the cars. He’s become an integral member of the team and it’s great to see his hard work has been recognized.”
The introduction to work scheme forms part of the learning for life tasks regularly timetabled for service users. Chris has spent the last year learning about what going to work actually means by learning about time keeping, working as part of a team, and taking responsibility for the role assigned to him.
Based on Boothferry Road Goldcrest House is a centre of excellence dedicated to addressing the individual needs of adults over 18 who are on the Autistic Spectrum, or have a learning disability. Open 52 weeks a year; its aim is to be the UK’s quality service of choice.