Video diary of ambulance work experience placement

23 June 2023

A client with Disability Action Yorkshire (DAY) has done a video diary of her work placement with Yorkshire Ambulance Service.

Twenty-four-year-old Rose completed six weeks of work experience with our Ambulance Vehicle Preparation Team at Leeds Ambulance Station.

Rose, supported by a job coach, carried out tasks including interior and exterior vehicle cleaning and re-stocking appropriate medical equipment.

Following her placement, Rose was offered a post at a care home in Knaresborough.

Denise Baynton, Training Operations Manager at DAY, said: “Rosie thoroughly enjoyed her time with all the Yorkshire Ambulance Service staff and has really developed her skills.

“A big thank you to everyone involved; they have been amazing to make this happen and we are extremely grateful.”

The work placement opportunity was part of a bigger project underway at Yorkshire Ambulance Service to improve its services for people with learning disabilities and those who are neurodivergent.

YAS is now working with DAY to better understand how much clients know about the ambulance service and what it can do to make sure everyone is better informed about the purpose of 999, 111 and its non-emergency Patient Transport Service. YAS and DAY will then co-create information about the best way to get the most appropriate help when someone is unwell which will be published for the benefit of other users.


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