Help at Home Assistance

  • VO57832


Description

This volunteering opportunity is about providing assistance to vulnerable people in Moray through a ‘Help at Home’ service. This service is for people coming out of hospital, feeling unwell, recovering from illness or just generally needing help on a short term basis.
The service needs are driven by the client; jobs could include for example: animal care (including dog walking), laundry, changing beds, shopping, etc. There is usually opportunity to chat with the client to determine if they are well, need support in any other areas. This befriending provides the added value that sets the MHPS apart from a paid professional doing the work.

Organisation aims and objectives

To develop a Health and Social Care Forum for Moray in order that the community can be involved in shaping local health and social care provisions. To develop the Handyperson Service (Moray) so that it covers the whole of Moray. To recruit community volunteers to sustain the current and developing service recognising the value and commitment of volunteers in the activities they carry out for the community. To ensure that Community First (Moray) is developed to its full capacity and managed to a high standard. To monitor and evaluate the organisation and the service it provides.

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Restrictions

Reasons for restrictions: Insurance cover. All volunteers also need a PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) check from Disclosure Scotland. MHPS will arrange this.
Experience required: For this particular opportunity no specific skills are needed beyond the general day-to-day domestic skills. No volunteer would be asked to do something, eg walking a dog, that they weren’t comfortable doing.
Travel details: MHPS operates across Moray. Generally we select volunteers, who have the appropriate skills, from the area near the client’s home. In all cases, we currently pay 45p/mile for the journey between the homes of the volunteer and client. We pay this automatically – you don’t need to fill in paperwork for each journey! ? Generally speaking, you will need your own transport for this volunteering opportunity.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses details: 45p per mile
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: We would welcome a visit to our office in Elgin. Dave is our volunteer coordinator and will be happy to discuss the job available and other volunteering jobs available.
Training details: All volunteers receive induction training and support is available from the MHPS staff. On-going training is not normally required but would be available to meet specific needs; eg to enable MHPS to deliver a new service.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 21 days ago