15-year-olds Tom and Isobel, who attend Moorhouse School, had struggled to find placements in the area when the care home opened its doors to offer them the ideal five-week opportunity.
Tom and Isobel have joined the activities coordinators to help to plan fun and stimulating activities for the residents including balloon tennis and flower arranging, which is a favourite amongst the residents.
Isobel said: “I would like to say thank you to the home for letting me come in and do work experience. I have really enjoyed helping the residents and meeting the staff. It has really helped me build my confidence, I have really enjoyed my time here”
Tom said: “I’ve had so much fun and I have learned a lot from my placement. All the staff are amazing and the residents are lovely, Thank you Westerham Place!”
Claire Davis, home manager at Westerham Place, said: “It saddened me to learn that Tom and Isobel were unable to find somewhere to carry out their work experience placements and I knew I wanted to help.
“Our care home is full of people from all walks of life, and our welcoming atmosphere is the perfect place to kick-start someone’s learning in the world of work.
“The residents have thoroughly enjoyed Tom and Isobel’s company and our doors are always open for more visits in the future!”