Residents at the Walter and Joan Gray home all have individual care plans, within the care plans are recorded their interests and hobbies.
The role of the volunteer person would be to visit residents and encourage them with their interests and hobbies. For some residents this may just be general chat, whilst others enjoy having the daily newspaper read to them.
Some group work may also be required such as assisting staff with a baking group, an arts and crafts group, or reading group. Or perhaps you have hobbies and interests of your own which you are willing to share with others.
During the spring and summer we arrange bus trips for residents and there may be an opportunity for the volunteer to accompany staff and residents on these trips.
You will not be expected to assist residents with personal care, toileting or feeding.
To provide residential care and short break opportunities (respite care) to sixteen older people as well as ten day care places between Monday and Friday. The care is offered in Christ's name and we seek to retain and regain the highest quality of life which the individual is capable of experiencing at any given time.
Experience required: A volunteer should have an interest in old people
Travel details: The Walter and Joan Gray, Scalloway
Minimum age: 16
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: 40p per mile if driving /cost of bus ticker. Monthly mileage form to be completed and paid monthly
Training details: Inducton - would read Crossreach policies and procedures relating to the role. An agreed induction period between management and volunteer. Meeting residents and introduction to activity recording
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet