Volunteer Host for Time For You

Weston Hospicecare

Name: Volunteer Host for Time For You
Organisation: Weston Hospicecare
Location: Weston Hospicecare Wellbeing Centre, Jackson-Barstow House, 28 Thornbury Road, Uphill, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 4YQ
Type: Part Time
Time For You occurs on one Friday each month

Description

Time For You is a day of relaxation for people recently diagnosed with cancer, who are having chemotherapy or radiotherapy. It is a day for them to receive complementary therapy treatments, talk to others in a similar situation and participate in an art and crafts activity, if they desire to do so.

We need a volunteer to be the warm and welcoming face of the Wellbeing Centre at Weston Hospicecare and to work as part of the Time For You team, in providing patients with a comfortable, enjoyable and satisfying day.

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Organisation Description

For more than 30 years Weston Hospicecare has given palliative care to people with life-limiting illnesses in Weston-super-Mare and North Somerset completely free of charge.

We deliver expert care from our base, Jackson-Barstow House where there is a 10 bedroom inpatient unit (IPU), along with a day and wellbeing centre.
To complement our in-house services, we have a team of community nurse specialists who care for patients, and their families, in their homes in Weston-super-Mare, and the surrounding area.

We cover Clevedon and Yatton to the north; Cheddar, Wedmore and Axbridge to the east; and Burnham-on-Sea and Highbridge to the south and everywhere contained within these boundaries.

Our multi-disciplined team deliver treatment for not only patients with cancer but those with other conditions such as motor neurone disease, Parkinson’s disease and all other life-limiting illnesses.

To provide the best possible care, we work in tandem with each other and with other clinicians such as GPs, consultants and other medical professionals to ensure the patient is kept comfortable and informed about their condition while their families are supported for as long as they need too.
While our clinical team is outstanding at delivering emotional care, we also have a specially-trained team of experts who form the Family Support Team. The team’s purpose is to provide world-class social, emotional and spiritual support for both patients and their families too.

This care is tailored to each person involved and it can be delivered in the comfort of the patient’s home or on-site at Jackson-Barstow House.
Every person in our care is seen as the special person they are. We always ask ourselves “Would this be good enough for a member of our own families?” We constantly do everything we can to make our patients happy. We’ve hosted weddings, arranged for pets to visit and fulfilled many more last wishes.


When

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Cause / Interests

  • Health and Hospital and Hospices

Types of Activity

  • General and Helping

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

What we are looking for:
Warm and caring
Highly organised and professional
Excellent interpersonal and listening skills
Reliable
Team player
Able to use own initiative
Enthusiastic


Benefits

Our volunteers tell us that they each get something slightly different from their volunteering experience, such as:
Invaluable work experience
Self confidence
Getting involved in their community
Making new friends
Putting existing skills to good use
Developing new skills

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: We reimburse you with out of pocket expenses
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: Training will be ongoing
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, DBS Check, Interview, References, Trial Period