The aim of the Support at Home service is to place the person at the centre of what we do and help them get through a crisis by offering positive encouragement, practical help and emotional support, for a few days or for longer, depending on their needs.
- Visiting the service user on their arrival home from hospital.
- Keeping someone company for a few hours at a time.
- Helping with practical tasks like shopping, collecting prescriptions and light meal preparation.
- Sitting with the service user and relieving the relative or carer of continuous care.
- Keeping paper records of contact and activities undertaken with the service user.
You need to have good interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and teamwork skills and full training can be given for any necessary technical requirements.
- Age restrictions
- DBS check required
- Training provided
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Expenses reimbursed
Travel and Reasonable Food
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Written role description
- Volunteer induction
- Ongoing support
- Health and Safety Policy
When can I volunteer?
This opportunity is available in the following areas: