CROSSREACH Walter and Joan Gray Home

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.

Current opportunity

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.