Key worker accommodation update
August 4, 2022 / 9:18 am
It’s been over six months since Student Governor, Oscar, visited the key worker accommodation building back in January, and we must admit that the site looks nothing like the site we saw in winter. We are pleased to announce that thanks to hard work of the construction team a lot of progress has been made and that the completion dated is estimated to be mid-autumn 2022.
At the site, we were met by Site Manager, Tony from Sandy Lane Projects and our Accommodation and Transport Administrator, Kate, to take a tour around one of the five flats that are under construction. When both buildings are complete, Treloar’s will be able to offer affordable and accessible accommodation for 42 members of staff, ensuring that we can provide the round-the-clock care Treloar’s students need.
Toby, Student Support Assistant, who has been at Treloar’s for over a year and a half, highlighted the importance of having an option of onsite staff accommodation: “The cost of living is much lower here: no petrol cost, no train or bus fares. You just get up and go straight to work – no need to worry about commuting back home after 10pm.”
But not only that, Toby mentioned another benefit of staff accommodation: “The community feel – you get to know the people you work with which helps when you’re at work. They become your friends which makes Treloar’s feel more like home. And that’s really important when, for example, one is not local or comes from abroad. Treloar’s is a great place to work and having onsite staff accommodation is really helpful.”
The building is essential for Treloar’s to be able to attract staff into the area and offer them affordable accommodation, which is vital to ensure that we can continue to look after our students; as Toby pointed it out, working at Treloar’s is easier for many while living onsite with costs of living even half lower than normal.
Working at Treloar’s
Many of the young people at Treloar’s require support throughout the day and night – over half of our students stay in one of our residential houses.
We are open term time and during this time, we deliver outstanding nursing care, therapy, independence training and education to around 180 disabled children and young people aged 2-25.
Opportunities for you
If you are looking for a meaningful career where you can support others to live fulfilling independent lives, Treloar’s could be the right move for you. With lots of different roles and flexible hours to fit around your life, a career in care at Treloar’s is a career with variety. There are lots of opportunities to progress, to continue training, to learn as you earn, gain qualifications and take on more responsibility.
We’re recruiting for Student Support Assistants and a wide variety of other roles. We created a series of short films putting our student support assistants in the spotlight. Learn more about their experiences and find out if we have a role to suit you.