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Home from Hospital Volunteer

Home from Hospital Volunteer
Carers' Resource (Harrogate/Craven/Airedale)
Description of the role:

Home from Hospital is offered to all residents of Bradford, Harrogate and Craven and is a service supported by volunteers by offering practical help and support to someone who has just been discharged from hospital. This is a time limited intervention

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

o Non-judgemental, sympathetic and a good listener
o Ability to encourage confidence and motivation
o Good communication skills
o Be aware of potential risks
o Own transport essential

Practical information:

Tasks you may be responsible for :
o Supporting the person back into their own home
o Light domestic tasks – changing light bulbs, testing smoke alarms, shopping and other household jobs
o Collecting prescriptions and posting letters for those with mobility problems
o Checking the client is safe, warm and well

There is no role designed specifically around going shopping for a client, but if this is the one thing that interests you, please get in touch


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: Yes
Car owner: Yes
Open to: Age 17+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
11 North Park Road
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 17.01.2020
Organisation Information

New Freephone Carer Advice Line 0808 50 15 939
During the coronavirus outbreak, Carers’ Resource has staff working from home giving unpaid carers information, advice and a listening ear. An unpaid carer is anyone who provides help and support to a friend, neighbour or relative who could not otherwise manage because of frailty, illness or disability.
Support is available with form filling and there is a useful form that can help unpaid carers to plan for the possibility of someone in the household contracting the virus.
Working carers dealing with job loss, redundancy, or returning from furlough, can receive help from the Carers’ Resource CReate team.
Carers are able to ask for a letter to show they are a carer when wanting to access shopping times for vulnerable people or if challenged for whatever reason.
Carers are encouraged to get in touch no matter how many hours they care or whether the person they care for lives with them or not.
The charity also supports young carers, who are under the age of 18 and look after a parent or sibling who has a physical or mental illness, misuses drugs or alcohol, or has a disability.

Carers' Resource gives tailored and confidential support and information to unpaid carers and vulnerable people. The service is open to everyone and offers information and practical and emotional help to enable them to cope. Help is given to find training and employment opportunities and there are social and leisure opportunities for carers. Help is also available to parent carers looking after a child with disabilities. Young Carers are also supported through the Young Carers' Resource project.

Charity number: 1049278