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We are committed to providing specialist palliative care, advice, support and respite to patients and their families living in Somerset and parts of neighbouring counties. Our care is available for...

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Community Support Service

Vacancy · Anytime
Heron Drive, Bishop's Hull, Taunton, TA1 5EY, United Kingdom
#27608
Scan me or visit www.sparkachange.org.uk/o/St-Margarets-Hospice-Care/opportunities/Community-Support-Service/27608 to join
Detailed description
What can a Community Support Volunteer do? The support provided is built around supporting patients achieve identified goals. Everyone’s needs are different, but the sort of things you can help with include: - Helping patients find relevant information about benefits and other services - Accompanying patients to a GP, hospital appointments, shopping - Taking patients out for a drive or walk - Talking about planning ahead - Spending time with patients so that carers, family or friends can have a break - They are not able to provide medical or personal care. What is our Community Support Service? It is a home visiting service delivered by trained hospice volunteers and operates across Somerset. How does the service work? Volunteers offer their time depending on their availability, usually this involves a visit once a week for a couple of hours during normal working hours Monday to Friday. Volunteers are assigned a patient who they support over 8 visits, by the end of this time, many patients feel much more confident about living with their illness. Volunteers will use their own cars to visit patients. However it is not necessary to be a car owner, we welcome volunteers who would be willing to walk, cycle or use public transport. Travel costs are reimbursed. A couple of hours on a flexible basis
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About St Margaret's Hospice Care
We are committed to providing specialist palliative care, advice, support and respite to patients and their families living in Somerset and parts of neighbouring counties. Our care is available for those who have a terminal or life-limiting illness, for example cancer, motor neurone disease and chronic lung disease.
#27608
Scan me or visit www.sparkachange.org.uk/o/St-Margarets-Hospice-Care/opportunities/Community-Support-Service/27608 to join