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Hospital Aftercare Volunteer

Posted for Age UK Northamptonshire

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To visit an older client at home once they have been discharged from hospital, carrying out light practical tasks such as local shopping, changing bed linen, vacuuming lounge or providing emotional support. No personal care or manual handling is involved. Visits [for 1.5 hours] only last for 6 weeks until the client regains independence.

Skills

No formal skills but empathy towards older people and the time to sit and listen and ability to converse.

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Interests

  • Health and Social Care
  • Older People

Activities

  • General Helping
  • Support and Information
  • Supporting People and Befriending

Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When do I need to be available?

Start Date: 07/02/2021

End Date: 11/02/2022

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Afternoon Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Hours to be discussed

Location

Kettering General Hospital
Rothwell Road
Kettering
NN16 8UZ

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