Arts and Craft Volunteer (for Day Hospice)

Weston Hospicecare

Name: Arts and Craft Volunteer (for Day Hospice)
Organisation: Weston Hospicecare
Location: Jackson-Barstow House, 28 Thornbury Road, Uphill, Weston-super-Mare, North Somerset, BS23 4YQ
Type: Part Time
The available shift is on Thursdays 9.30 am to 2.30 pm

Description

To assist the Day Hospice patients with a range of arts and crafts activities.

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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

  Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Cause / Interests

  • Art and Culture
  • Health and Hospital and Hospices

Types of Activity

  • Art
  • General and Helping

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

• Have excellent communication skills
• Be enthusiastic
• Be creative and imaginative
• Have a keen interest in arts and crafts
• Be attentive
• Be a good listener
• Show empathy
• Have a good sense of humour


Benefits

• 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: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: We will reimburse out of pocket expenses in line with Weston Hospicecare’s Expenses Claim Policy
Restrictions: No smoking policy which includes vaping
Induction: With Line Manager
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: NA
Offer: With Line Manager
Training: NA
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

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