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CHARIS Refugees

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CHARIS is a community sponsor, we are approved by the Home Office to welcome and support refugees. CHARIS works with volunteers to provide wrap around support to a refugee family for the first 2 ...

Refugees & minoritiesFaith-basedCommunity & family
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Health Lead

1–4 hrs/wk
Flexible location
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Refugees & minoritiesFaith-basedCommunity & family
#37637
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SummaryOversee health appointments for family, including GP, dentist and opticians.
Detailed description

As a CHARIS volunteer you will be part of a team that provide wrap around support to a refugee family. Training will be provided to you including safeguarding. You will be required to have a DBS check. The responsibilities of the health team/lead are:

  • Source a local GP and dentist within easy reach of the family’s home
  • Meet with the Practice Manager, introduce CHARIS as a charity and the role of the volunteer team to help the family to register, attend appointments and access all healthcare needs   
  • Speakers of other languages are entitled to interpreters for any hospital and GP appointments
  • Help the family to understand how the healthcare systems work in this country.
  • Alert to any additional health needs the family may need
  • Enable the family to become independent in making their own appointments and arrangements for their GP, dentist and optician needs.
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About CHARIS Refugees
CHARIS is a community sponsor, we are approved by the Home Office to welcome and support refugees. CHARIS works with volunteers to provide wrap around support to a refugee family for the first 2 years of living in the UK, this includes finding a property for them to live in, accessing schooling, training, health care, English lessons and eventually finding volunteering or employment opportunities in the local area.
#37637
Scan me or visit www.sparkachange.org.uk/o/CHARIS-Refugees/opportunities/Health-Lead/37637 to join