We are looking for Volunteers to help older people get their lives back after a stay in hospital. Please can you help?
As the name suggests, we are looking for Volunteers to become Partners in the Care of older people.
This is a new and very worthwhile project with our Partners the British Red Cross and the NHS at Taunton's Musgrove Park Hospital.
You will be offering support to patients in hospital who have very little support in place or have no family or friends, and who may have some worries about leaving the hospital or concerns about how they are going to cope once home. These concerns often keep them in hospital for longer than they need be.
- provide transportation home
- help people settle in at home
- arrange for visits or telephone calls following discharge
- arrange for a benefit check
- signpost to other information and advice services
- provide help with attending ongoing medical appointments
- provide details about local social events and activities
As every participant in the project is individual, so the support offered will vary. The support may be one off, or for a varying period of time.
We need your help
As a Volunteer there are no set hours; you can give as much or as little time as you can spare, and you would be helping people who are living locally.
If you'd like to apply
We have a quick and simple application process. The next step is to either:
As our client's safety is our main concern, we always apply for references, ask you to make sure your car insurance is valid, and this role requires a DBS Certificate (formerly CRB) which we will arrange for you.
You can have a chat with the Partners in Care Co-ordinator if you would like further information. Please call 01823 345627.
Our 100 for 100 campaign aims to make 100 older people's lives happier in time for Christmas!
Can you help by becoming one of 100 new Volunteers? Click here to read more.
Thank you for your interest in our work.
We very much hope you will decide to join us as a Volunteer with Age UK Somerset and find challenges, new skills and a sense of achievement. We are really keen to recruit new Volunteers! THANK YOU!