Edward commenced at our Nottingham site in September 2016. Previously he had attended a specialist School in Nottingham.
He has a passion for working with animals, in particular, the rabbits. He also enjoys baking and preparing family meals. At School, Edward had achieved some independent travel skills, and with coaching, he is now travelling to and from college independently.
To all who know and work with Edward, it is evident that he is able to secure meaningful employment. The plan for Edward’s second year at Landmarks is he will progress onto a Supported Internship.
Despite a successful first year at the farm, Edward decided to take a different vocational pathway for his Supported Internship and secured a placement at The Grand Care Home in Nottingham.
Initially, Edward needed support and guidance from his Job Coach to complete his role, but it wasn’t long before Edward became a valued member of staff and he was trusted to work independently to complete tasks, including setting tables and serving drinks. Edward is always positive and happy to learn. He has also learned to independently catch two buses across the centre of Nottingham to get to his placement.
Edward has improved his communication skills, confidence and work skills. He has built a positive rapport with all the residents and made lifelong friendships with members of The Grand staff.
At the end of his placement, Edward was offered a part time voluntary position at the Grand Care Home and it didn’t take him long to achieve the Employee of the Month award.
Pauline, resident says “It has been so rewarding watching Edward grow in confidence. He has come so far, and I am so proud of him. I think he is a lovely man very conscientious and I am really pleased he is staying with us at The Grand”