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Help people get through a crisis as a Support at Home volunteer!

Support volunteers needed for British Red Cross – Thames Valley Area

In the UK, our health and social care work offers valuable time-limited support for individuals vulnerable to crisis. From people recovering from illness, surgery or an accident, to struggling with a life-changing event, Support at Home volunteers enable people to live as independently as they can at home, building trusting relationships and helping them to regain their confidence and well-being. Working closely with health and social services colleagues, volunteers can make the difference in preventing an admission to hospital or supporting a timely discharge home.

The aim of the Support at Home service is to place the person at the centre of what we do and help them get through a crisis by offering positive encouragement, practical help and emotional support, for a few days or for longer, depending on their needs.

Typical tasks include:

  • Visiting the service user on their arrival home from hospital
  • Keeping someone company for a few hours at a time
  • Helping with practical tasks like shopping, collecting prescriptions and light meal preparation
  • Sitting with the service user and relieving the relative or carer of continuous care
  • Keeping paper records of contact and activities undertaken with the service user

Contact person firstname
Jonny Baxter, Engagement & Development Manager
Lastname
Contact person's position
Their phone number?
07739285495

Location description
Across Reading
Wheelchair accessible?
Not specified
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
Yes
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few hours a week
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Task type?
Support
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedHappy to work soloSociablePatientSupportiveWants to get out and aboutEmotionally robust
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
Approximate training hours 31
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
From staff and other volunteers
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
Travel
Will I need my own transportation?
Yes
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
No
How many volunteers needed?
3
Opportunity added on
10 December 2020