Laura Grant, the Pembroke House Activities Co-ordinator completed her 2 year MSc in Social and Applied Psychology with a distinction.
Laura was given the opportunity to study for a Master of Science degree in Social and Applied Psychology through her role at Pembroke House, the course was funded by RNBT. Her 2 years of determination, hard studying, essays and projects were finally worth it when Laura graduated at the University of Kent with a distinction.
The course examined theories of group behaviour and the impact this has on individual well-being. The residents at Pembroke House helped with her project. investigating possible factors contributing towards resident well being, including resident’s attitudes towards age and the effects of inter-group contact with staff, social engagement and also examined the care home environment on resident’s active social life. All of this research has helped Laura to understand and implement new ways the home can promote good quality of life for the residents.
Laura said she is very grateful for the support she received from RNBT and Pembroke House and was chuffed to bits with her distinction, the hard work paid off.