Getting Better Together

Charity registered in Scotland SC033111

To improve the health and wellbeing of the population of Greater Shotts area.Involve local people in defining, supporting, managing + using existing services to improve their health. Establish a food co-op, breakfast clubs, Health and leisure initiatves. Creation of Healthy Living
Centre and eight information points - centre to include - Food co-op, cyber/healthy eating cafe, smoking cessation, drugs + alcohol counselling, Family Planning

Current opportunities

The volunteer shall assist in preparing and delivering structured health improvement and diversionary workshops to meet the needs of the young people who attend the drop in. The volunteer will be expected to engage with the young people and offer guidance and support where appropriate to increase the social and personal development of the young people. Volunteer should be from the Shotts/Wishaw area.

The driver (while adhering to Transport Scotland Covid 19 travel regulations) shall assist older adults from their house door to the vehicle and ensure the individual is safely seated and secure in the vehicle, ensuring any mobility aid is stored safely. Taking the individual to destination and ensuring that the passenger is escorted safely to appointment location (e.g. patient waiting room). The driver will usually be asked to wait and return the passenger safely home. You should be a safe driver, have good communication skills, a good geographical knowledge of Central Scotland and be interested in assisting older people. This is an exceptionally popular service. Safe driver, able to offer assistance to less mobile passengers, good communicator

There are various roles which the volunteer can undertake: - Servery duties ( Kitchen Hygiene ) - Customer Service (taking orders) - Front og House ( table service, cleaning tables etc) Depending on skill and training food prepreation/cooking.

This opportunity is for volunteers to get involved with older people in the wider Shotts and Wishaw areas, offering one to one befriending, telephone befriending or group befriending.