Welcome Home aims to provide support and company for those older people who have been discharged from a hospital stay and live alone in Redcar and Cleveland.
Before or upon discharge suitable patients will be matched with a project volunteer who will support the patient to get home and will offer 4-6 weekly visits (1 visit per week) at the older persons home to help build their wellbeing and independence and reduce re-admission rates
To provide support upon return to home following a hospital stay
To ensure that the patient has the necessary basic needs (gas, electricity and food) available upon discharge
To provide 4-6 weekly (1 per week) befriending visits following discharge and provide company and where necessary signposting to other appropriate services
To report any concerns to line manager
Undertake any necessary training required for this role
Skills and Knowledge
Volunteers should be reliable, non-judgmental and have good communication skills. A basic knowledge is issues affecting older lonely people who have been discharged from hospital is desirable.
The ability to build good rapport with patients and to work alone is also required
All volunteers will be subject to an enhanced level DBS check.
All volunteers must commit to a minimum of 2 hours per week for a maximum 6 week period at a time
All volunteers will be supported and supervised.
Travel expenses and all out of pocket expenses will be reimbursed
If you would like to discuss this role further, please contact Paula Taylor on 07921464125 or email email@example.com