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Friday, 18 November 2016

New Deputy Manager at Springfield House

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Kerry & Sarah congratulating Calum on his recent appointment as Deputy Manager at Springfield House in Perrancoombe.

Springfield House, the latest home to be opened by Green Light, is currently home to two young men, with a third young man hoping to move in early next year.  Supported by a team of 12 plus staff it’s a busy household nestled in the picturesque Perrancoombe Valley on the outskirts of the popular beach resort of Perranporth.  

Calum Rollo joins the team as Deputy Manager. It’s a varied role and one that Calum is excited to have taken on: “My aim will be to maintain the great team spirit and morale amongst the team.  Having worked as a support worker at another Green Light home, The Pines, helps me relate to the team.  It’s good for them to know that I can do the job.  There was a great mix of skills at The Pines. Everyone had different needs that took patience and a flexible approach.  We used to walk on the coastal paths and we visited a theme park. For one young man it was his first trip to a leisure park.  For someone who doesn’t like queues he was fantastic and took it all in his stride.  I enjoy being hands on and I’m looking forward to all aspects of my new role at Springfield.”

Calum, who grew up in London, studied nutritional science at Plymouth University and worked as a nutritional advisor at St Thomas’ Hospital in Lambeth. He moved to Cornwall to be nearer his family who retired to the county several years ago. “My mum’s family are from Cornwall, I have lots of relatives here.” Calum is studying his NVQ 5 in care management and is also a boxing coach with the Cornwall & Poole ABC based in Falmouth: “Sport teaches humility and discipline. Boxing has also increased my confidence and communication skills. I’m quite shy by nature. It’s easy staying in shape but it takes commitment to keep fit, it’s very hard but rewarding.”

Sarah Miller, recruitment manager (above right) congratulated Calum on his new post saying: “Calum has done some excellent work since joining us only last year; particularly recent transition work with a young man with autism who moved to a new home from an out of area residential special school.  Calum’s attention to detail really helped the whole team make it a positive, person-centred experience for everyone involved.”     

A young growing company, Green Light is currently recruiting Support Workers, Senior Support Workers, Waking Night Support Workers and Deputy Managers for homes in Newquay, Truro, Redruth, Camborne down to Helston. This includes two new homes, each for two people, opening in early 2017.  To find out more or apply see here