Volunteering Opportunities at a Care Home

  • VO92717


Description

We are a not-for-profit organisation specialising in care homes for the elderly. We currently have 98 care homes across England and Scotland.

At Sanctuary Care, we have a passion for enriching lives – those of our residents, their families, and our staff. We proudly go beyond the standard expectations of good quality care to support our residents to live fulfilled lives. Our volunteers help us to enrich the lives of our residents and they are a vital part of our care home team.

For more info, please go to https://www.sanctuary-care.co.uk/roles/volunteering to learn more and apply online.

Organisation aims and objectives

Formerly a stable block, this converted nursing home is a unique building nestled in its own rustic courtyard. The home is in a wonderful rural location of Tranent, with views over the fields and woodlands surrounding Pencaitland village. At the helm is manager Ann Lyell, who has worked in care for 23 years. Ann and her experienced team provide a range of care tailored to the individual needs of their wonderful residents, including nursing care and dementia care. Local people truly welcome the care home and our residents into the heart of their community. Representatives from nearby churches come to Tyneholm Stables to conduct special services, especially for the residents. They also extend the warmest welcome when we take our residents to church services in the home’s minibus. The home is also just 15 miles from Edinburgh city centre. Children from the local primary school frequently visit, taking part in themed events and activities. We also love to host community events where we invite people along for coffee mornings and fundraisers. Our residents also love to get out and about to popular places across East Lothian and more locally into the village.

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Restrictions

Experience required: Listening skills
Travel details: This opportunity is accessible by foot, bus, car and train.
Minimum age: 14

Support

Taster available: Yes
Taster details: A meet and greet and a show round are available
Training details: Online course which includes safeguarding, dementia friends, GDPR, life in a care home etc.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

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