Support at Home Visiting Volunteer
Support at Home visiting volunteer
Location: In the patient’s home
Hours: Flexible – generally 2-6 hours per week
Making a Difference: To provide a home support service for patients of Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice.
The help given by a ‘Support@Home’ volunteer will mean a great deal to patients and their families and carers who are finding it hard to cope. Your help as a volunteer could help improve the quality of their lives at what is a very difficult time
- Provide support for the patient in coping with the effects of their illness and how it impacts on their day to day life.
- Support isolated patients and where appropriate offer a ‘sitting service’ to provide respite so that carers can go out or complete tasks.
- Help if requested with setting up appropriate services (meals delivery services, domestic help, gardening help, prescription delivery service etc.)
- Accompany patients to appointments or outings where desirable/ necessary.
- Help to contact services and organisations for information and advice where appropriate.
- Support patients’ families/ carers for a limited period after the person has died.
Will the role suit me? YES, if you are…
- Someone with good listening and communication skills.
- Able to understand the effects of a patient’s illness and how it impacts on them and their families/carers.
- Someone who is practical and resourceful.
- Able to work in a positive and professional manner.
What can Birmingham St Mary’s Hospice offer me as a volunteer?
- Membership of a friendly, professional, multi-disciplinary team.
- Full training and ongoing development within the volunteer role.
- A chance to use your skills and experience to support others in need.
Please contact Hasun Tayyub on hasun.tayyub[at]birminghamhospice.org[dot]uk or 0121 7528756 for more information.