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Our Home from Hospital service supports adults after a stay in hospital, volunteers will visit the client's home over 2/3 days to ensure they have everything they need to assist their recovery. 

Location: Client’s homes across Worcestershire (we will match you with a client that lives as close to you as possible)

Purpose of the role:
The Home from Hospital service provides support for adults in Worcestershire after a stay in hospital to assist their recovery. Volunteer support is practical, no personal care is required.

Tasks may include:

  • Meet and greet the client at their home after their stay in hospital
  • Ensure the home is warm
  • Provide an essential shop if needed.
  • Attend healthcare appointments with the client. 
  • Light housework
  • Support you to set up home shopping 
  • Signposting to information and advice/benefits and other support services via our Home Support Team.  

What will I get out of it?

  • You will meet new people.
  • You will be given full training for the role.
  • You will have the opportunity to attend other Age UK H&W training courses for free like Dementia Awareness training.
  • You will be helping to support people across Herefordshire & Worcestershire.
  • You will be part of a close knit team of volunteers and staff.

What is required of me?

  • Our Home from Hospital volunteers are required to have a patient and understanding attitude when they are helping to support clients.
  • We expect our Home from Hospital volunteers to be supporting clients for an average of 2-3hrs per week but you are of course welcome to volunteer as much or as little as you comfortable with.
  • Don’t worry if you are not well or are on holiday, we can always arrange cover for you.

As a volunteer at Age UK Herefordshire & Worcestershire you will receive a full induction, including our in-house Bitesize training, and a DBS check where necessary.

For more information please email volunteering@ageukhw.org.uk or call 0800 008 6077

Alternatively, please download and fill out the application form below:
 

It's quick and easy to become a volunteer

Click apply now to complete our online application form. Alternatively if you would like a printable version please email volunteering@ageukhw.org.uk

Contact our volunteering team:

Telephone: 0800 008 6077

Email: volunteering@ageukhw.org.uk