We all need to stay at home to protect ourselves and others. However, those who are well and not at risk can provide essential support for their family, friends and neighbours who cannot leave the house.
When older people come out of hospital, they can need more intensive support than usual to help get them back on their feet. Volunteers are needed to make visits to older people for a period of up to six weeks, depending on the area they live in and what's needed. Volunteers can help with anything from making sure they have a healthy meal, walking the dog, collecting shopping or prescriptions. They can provide a vital link between the older person and the outside world at a time when they are still recovering from an accident or illness. Our volunteers will also check that everything is okay at home (that the heating works, for example) before the end of hospital stay. And when the day comes to leave hospital, our volunteer will be there to escort the older person home.
Volunteering opportunities. Supporting "Care in the community"
Experience required: good communcation skills/flexibility
Minimum age: 18
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