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Personal Footcare Volunteer

  • VO56705


Description

Throughout clinics in Falkirk, our Footcare Volunteers perform a basic foot health check with each client before cutting and/or filing toenails. NHS Forth Valley provide the training, through formal sessions and shadowing while FV Tope Toes supports the volunteers.

Forth Valley Top Toes provides a volunteer based personal foot care service for older and disabled people. Good foot care can reduce the risk of falls and improve health and well being among vulnerable older people.

Organisation aims and objectives

To provide a personal footcare service to older and disabled people who cannot manage their own footcare.

Availability

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9am - 1pm or 1pm - 5pm Monday - Friday.

Restrictions

Experience required: Excellent communication skills, good hand eye co-ordination, good hand strength and dexterity,compassionate and understanding, trustworthy, able to observe strict confidentiality.
Travel details: Clinics are held in Falkirk Community Hospital, Meadowbank Health Centre, Bonnybridge Health Centre, Stenhousemuir Health Centre and Bo'ness Health Centre.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses can be claimed. 45p per mile or public transport costs with production of ticket.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: Induction will be done with the Volunteer Co-ordinator, training is provided by NHS Forth Valley and by shadowing by a podiatrist.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 2 months ago