College students and staff pay thanks to long serving care home manager
Monday, 4 April, 2016

Health and Social Care staff and students at Solihull College & University Centre have paid tribute to care home manager, Zoe Collis.

Zoe has worked at Rayner House Care Home and Shepherdson Court Day Centre for many years and in that time has worked with Solihull College and its students for over 10 years. Zoe, and the care home, has helped many students from the College over the years, by accepting them on to work placements within the home as part of their course. Zoe has been extremely supportive to all of the students who have worked within her home and because of this the students and staff wanted to show Zoe how much she has helped them.

Last week Zoe, who is set to retire at the end of this month, received a visit from Solihull College & University Centre. Students Katie Holloway, Chloe Robinson, Rebecca Dyson, Charlie Sabin, Faith Green and Yasmin Wells who are currently all studying towards either their level 2 or level 3 BTEC in Health & Social Care and have worked with Zoe, along with staff Amanda Fordy and Shamira Bolia, from the College presented Zoe with her flowers, gift and card to show just how much they appreciate the work she has done.

Zoe has also offered jobs to some of the students following on from their placement, once again showing her passion for helping young people within the care industry profession.

Shamira Bolia, Placement Co-ordinator for Health & Social Care at Solihull College commented “Zoe Collis has been supporting our students with work placements for over 10 years. She has always accommodated any special requirements and ensured students gained the best experience whilst on their placements.”

Solihull College is looking forward to continuing to work with the care home to offer students placements as part of their course and give them the industry experience that is vital when moving forward in their careers.

For more information on the Health and Social Care courses visit the college on the open day at Blossomfield Campus Tuesday 19th April or if you are an adult looking to get into the healthcare profession visit Blossomfield Campus on Monday 11th April, 5.30-6.30pm for the education and care introduction evening or call 0121 678 7000.

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