Carer Support Volunteers
Who is a Carer Support volunteer?
Carer Support volunteers are carefully selected individuals who offer social and practical help in your home. The volunteers support and complement the clinical care provided by the Hospice.
What does support include?
- Social support at home if you live alone
- Carer support for families who need respite time
- Direct support for you as a carer who may need volunteer support
- Transport to appointments if needed
- Time out for a coffee, walk or other visit
- Light shopping
- Other practical tasks as agreed with volunteer
Is there anything a Carer Support volunteer cannot currently help with?
A Carer Support volunteer can’t:
- Do any heavy lifting or moving
- Administer medication, but they will help with self medication
How often would a Carer Support volunteer visit?
If desired, a volunteer will be allocated to you and will arrange an introductory visit on a mutually convenient day. A volunteer may visit once a week or fortnight for a couple of hours but this is arranged locally between yourself and the volunteer.
For more information please contact Louise Latham - Carer Support Co-ordinator, on 01892 820500 ext 572 or firstname.lastname@example.org