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CHARIS Refugees

CHARIS Refugees

Non-profit

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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
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Summary

Oversee 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.
The organiser has marked this opportunity as filled. Applications are closed.
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#37637
Scan me or visit www.sparkachange.org.uk/o/CHARIS-Refugees/opportunities/Health-Lead/37637 to join