Bradley shows his compassion at Kirkley Lodge Care Home

03 December 2018

We’re frequently blown away by our incredible students here at Middlesbrough College, and our Life Skills learner, Bradley Walker is no exception.

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As part of his Entry 3 Work Skills course, Bradley visits Kirkley Lodge Care Home each Wednesday to work in the Community Café. Despite his initial concerns, he quickly proved himself to be one of the most committed and hardworking volunteers in his class, demonstrating his excellent communication and customer service skills.

Unsurprisingly, Bradley has made a lasting impression with the residents of the care home, in particular, a lady named Lydia.

Lydia sadly has dementia, and often struggles to leave her room and carry out daily tasks, however she has formed a close bond with Bradley thanks to his weekly visits.

Describing him as “her boy”, Lydia looks forward to seeing the kind-hearted student, with the staff and her family members commenting how astounded they are of the change in her, and how lovely it is to see her light up whenever he’s around.

Director of Progression Studies, Jenni Cairns, said of Bradley, “It’s so wonderful to see Bradley increase in confidence, and he’s shown himself to be a compassionate and dedicated young man.

“We’re really impressed with his hard work and look forward to seeing him progress even further throughout the rest of his time at the College.”

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