CWP are looking for well behaved pets who would like to bring along their owner and become a volunteer at a specialist Health Respite Unit in Winsford for therapeutic visits. This is a flexible role, but regular visits are appreciated. The visits are usually at the week-end or during the evening. The service users don't have their own pets and your pet will give them pleasure and give them a chance cuddle, stroke or talk to your pet.
If you aren't already registered with Pets as Therapy you need to apply to them as they are a separate organisation and a registered charity. They provide the training for you and your pet to enable you to do this type of voluntary work. Once registered your pet can become a PAT dog or cat and would come and meet with service users for interaction and supervised walks.
Volunteering with the NHS Foundation gives you access to any internal training they are organising and also access to posts when they are available. Activities take place at week-ends or evenings and are subject to a CRB check.
Must have a pet to take to the centre. The pet and person must like meeting people and be sociable.
An interest in Learning Disabilities. Good interaction and interpersonal skills
Friendly biddable pet who also likes meeting people and interacting with them and who is registered as a PAT dog or willing to register with Pets as Therapy.
The activity takes place in Winsford. Pets must be a registered PAT dog and this is done through the Pets as Therapy charity, there is a cost to registering your pet as a PAT dog. If pets aren't already registered this takes additional time. Owners of pets will also require a DBS check.