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Independent Living Volunteer - Support at home - Taunton

2 hrs/wk
Taunton, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Support workCare workAdvice & MentoringAdvice & MentoringGrocery shoppingEscortingSocial contactBefriendingGrocery shoppingPick up medicinesSocial contactOther
Talking to othersListeningEnglish
Older peoplePeople with disabilitiesHealth & wellbeing
#29924
Scan me or visit www.sparkachange.org.uk/o/British-Red-Cross1/opportunities/Independent-Living-Volunteer---Support-at-home---Taunton/29924 to join
SummaryProvide health and social care support through our Independent Living service that aims to support people experiencing a health crisis.
Detailed description

Location: Taunton, Somerset

Commitment: Volunteers ideally should be able to commit to 2 hours per week on an adhoc basis between 9am - 5pm Monday-Friday. Minimum commitment of 6 months in the role. Age: 18 years+

Volunteers should live within 30 minutes of Taunton


Our volunteers provide health and social care support through our Independent Living service that aims to support people experiencing a health crisis. From supporting people resettle into their homes after being discharged from hospital to supporting someone connect with others following a recent diagnosis of a long-term health condition.

 

What would I be doing?   

You will be helping provide practical and emotional support to people. Every individual will need different support from us to help, below are some examples of what you might support with:

 

  • Practical support such as light shopping for someone who has been discharged from hospital
  • Reconnecting people someone with their communities to help overcome loneliness
  • Helping someone connect with other organisations who can offer them support with their long-term health condition


Once we are notified of your interest we will send you the full role description and link to apply online via our website.


What volunteers need😇 Disclosure and Barring Service
What we will provide to volunteers💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support
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Volunteering in Taunton > Taunton Opportunities > British Red Cross > Independent Living Volunteer - Support at home - Taunton
About British Red Cross
The British Red Cross helps millions of people in the UK and around the world get the support they need if crisis strikes.
#29924
Scan me or visit www.sparkachange.org.uk/o/British-Red-Cross1/opportunities/Independent-Living-Volunteer---Support-at-home---Taunton/29924 to join