Personal Footcare Volunteer

  • VO85467


Description

Forth Valley Top Toes provides a personal foot care service for clients who are unable to provide their own personal foot care. This project supports the work of NHS podiatry services, allowing them to focus on quality care for those who really need it. Good foot care can reduce the risk of falls among vulnerable older people. Clients will be given their own set of clippers at first appointment and will bring with them to each subsequent appointment.

Footcare Volunteer tasks include:

  • set up of the footcare room/setting
  • liasing with clients using the service when they attend for appointments
  • cutting client's toenails following the training and guidance provided
  • updating client's personal record booklet

Whilst this project is currently unable to run footcare clinics due to current COVID restrictions, the Top Toes team are keen to hear from interested volunteers now so they can be prepared to begin this much valued service again as soon as it is possible to do so.

Organisation aims and objectives

Braveheart is a small charity, operating in the Forth Valley area of Scotland, which provides self management support groups and a led walking programme to adults with or at risk of developing long term health problems, particularly coronary heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Braveheart's model is unique to the UK. It is entirely volunteer led, and it takes a community development approach. Brave heart trains lay volunteers, many of whom have long term health conditions themselves and it involves them as leaders. Our approach is to engage with " high risk" individuals in non clinical settings such as community centres and church halls to support and encourage them to take responsibility for improving their health.

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Footcare clinic sessions will take place at varying times and days throughout the week.

Restrictions

Experience required: Volunteers will be aged 18 years and over and will have excellent communication skills, good hand to eye coordination, good hand strength and dexterity; and be compassionate and understanding, trustworthy, able to observe strict confidentiality.
Travel details: Footcare clinics will be held in locations across the Falkirk district.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Induction training and nail cutting training (provided by NHS Forth Valley) must be completed before volunteering.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 19 hours ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.