Foot Care Helper

  • VO80691


Description

Boomerang Community Centre are currently looking for volunteers to help set up and run a personal toenail cutting and basic foot care service for people in the community. This service is for people who have no serious underlying medical conditions but are unable or have difficulty in caring for their own feet.

Personal footcare is part of a personal hygiene routine for feet and covers a set of tasks that an adult, whatever their age, would normally do for themselves if they are able to i.e. toenail care, skin care and checking footwear.

Healthy feet can help people to remain physically active, allowing them to get out and about in their local community. Good foot health has been shown to be effective in improving, confidence, quality of life and independence

Information session 16th January 2020. Training delivered by NHS Tayside Podiatry Service.

Organisation aims and objectives

Boomerang was set up in 1999 to provide a safe, comfortable and friendly centre in the heart of the community to stimulate community involvement and development with an aim to community regeneration. The project provides a user led centre assisting a variety of groups with varying interests to increase confidence, promote skills and strengthen individual identity and responsibilities.

Restrictions

Experience required: You should be aware of Health & Safety and have experience of working with people with disabilities or children.
Travel details: 10 Kemback Street, Dundee.
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Public Transport expenses refunded
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Training delivered by NHS Tayside Podiatry Service.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 3 months 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.