Courtney brings a ray of sunshine into Pembroke Haven
Courtney Purser of Monkton, Pembroke is currently undertaking a Traineeship Level 1 with PRP Training, Pembroke Dock and is on a placement at Pembroke Haven, an adult care environment in Pembrokeshire.
Courtney came to PRP Training after some personal difficulties and having been out of mainstream education for some time. PRP supported her to settle in and manage full time education. She worked extremely hard to change previous patterns of behaviour and to think more positively about who she surrounded herself with and what she wanted to achieve.
Courtney said “I look forward to going into the care home every day to help the residents and make them smile. Just taking a few moments to talk to them and listening to their stories of when they were younger and the things that they got up to, means a lot to them. We also play the radio or listen to their cd’s and have a good sing and dance, which they love.”
Laura Brockway, Courtney’s tutor at PRP Training said “Courtney continues to develop her confidence, alongside her employability skills and has become an extremely focused, self-motivated student. She has worked extremely hard to achieve and exceed her goals, as well as supporting and encouraging her peers to do the same.”
Whilst initially “quiet” Courtney has now become more confident in herself and her role in the home. She is keen to broaden her knowledge and in doing so she has integrated herself well into the working team, becoming a well-liked and valued member.
Courtney excels in her dealings with the clients showing patience and empathy and for this she cannot be faulted. During the current period of “lockdown” she has volunteered to remain as part of the key team, attending work daily to support the clients.
Courtney said “During this scary time, I am still going into Pembroke Haven care home. Although I cannot do all tasks that the other carers carry out, due to my age and training, I do everything I possibly can to help them all out. PRP have also been very supportive by putting digital resources in place for me.”
Steven Lade, Registered Manager of Pembroke Haven said “Courtney is doing very well with us and we hope, once she reaches 18, she will be in a position that we can offer her regular employment at Pembroke Haven, in the role of Care Practitioner. We are extremely proud of her tenacity and commitment and she continues to go above and beyond each day with no thought for herself. She is an example to us all. Well done Courtney! Gwaith ardderchog!”