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

Organisation aims and objectives

To provide a personal footcare service to older and disabled people who cannot manage their own footcare.

Availability

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Footcare clinic sessions will take place at varying times and days throughout the week. Volunteers can discuss their availability with the organisation.

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, and 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 2 months ago