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Could you spare an hour or two to offer some health, wellbeing and practical support?

The Independence at Home service provides practical support for adults in Worcestershire to improve their independence, health and wellbeing at home while reducing the need for non-medical health and care support. Support is practical, no personal care is required.

Tasks may include

  • Weekly shop and/or light housework
  • Building confidence and independence
  • Improving health & wellbeing
  • Warming a meal and making a hot drink
  • Signposting to other services
  • Feedback to service advisors

Support usually requires 1 weekly visit for up to 6 weeks. There is an additional option of providing support for initial 1-3 days if a referral is urgent.

What our clients say: 

"Independence at Home is a wonderful service .....I don't really know how I would have managed without it."

"Brilliant! Wish I could have kept the volunteer for longer."

 "Unbelievable support from your team!"

Could you make a difference? Apply now!

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.

Watch below why John volunteers for Age UK H&W and the Independence at Home team:

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

Contact our volunteering team:

Telephone: 0800 008 6077