Description

The State Hospital is one of four high secure psychiatric hospitals in the UK. located in South Lanarkshire. the principal aim is to rehabilitate patients all of whom are detained in the hospital under the Mental Health (Care and Treatment) (Scotland) Act (2003).

The State Hospital is keen to identify opportunities to enhance service deliver; taking advantage of opportunities available via external funding where appropriate and given the current financial constraints, the hospital is experiencing significant financial challenges in relation to enhancing patients' experiences. As a volunteer you will help provide support to access and secure additional funding through grants, bursaries, charitable donations etc. and help engage with patients, carers, staff and other volunteers, supported by the Involvement and Equality Team. Additionally, volunteers will be asked to contribute to reports and on occasion, attend a number of internal meetings including the Involvement and Equality Steering Group, Support Healthy Choices Implementation Group, and Patient Partnership Group. Volunteers may also be asked to contribute to presentations and attend external events which promote and share best practices.

The hospital works collaboratively with Forensic Network partners and other supporting organisations e.g. Health Improvement Scotland, Scottish Health Council and Volunteer Scotland.

Organisation aims and objectives

The State Hospital is a national resource which provide special security for mentally disordered offenders. The catchment area we cover is the whole of Scotland and Northern Ireland, which makes travelling difficult for some of the relatives. Some patients have no visitors at all and given that the length of stay (on average) is 6.5 years, this can have a significant impact on the patients.

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Frequency and commitment details

1 Year commitment of 4 hours weekly

Restrictions

Experience required: Fundraising experience beneficial
Travel details: This volunteering takes place in SOUTH LANARKSHIRE throughout the South Lanarkshire area.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses details: Travel expenses are reimbursed.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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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.