Independent Living Service Volunteer

British Red Cross
May 21, 2019
Opportunity Type
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Chester VA
Suitable for under 18s


Sometimes a little help can go a long way.From picking up groceries to helping out around the house, we're there to make a difference. There's nothing better than knowing the time we spent with someone made them feel safer, happier, and more able to deal with crisis.
As an Independent Living Service volunteer the primary aim is to enable the service user to recover from their crisis and to receive practical and emotional support to regain independence.

Tasks Included in this Role:
•Helping the person to regain independence by supporting them with practical tasks such as shopping, collecting prescriptions and light meal preparation
•Visiting the service users if they are arriving home from hospital and settling them in
•Keeping paper records of contact and activities undertaken with the service user
•Referring the service user to mobility aids and to other external services where appropriate
•Keeping someone company for a few hours at a time

We keep the service user at the heart of what we do, working to understand their needs and the difference we make. You need to have good interpersonal, diplomacy, communication and teamwork skills. Full training can be given for any necessary technical requirements. Also:
•Sensitivity when working with people vulnerable to crisis and an interest in their well-being and regaining independence
•An ability to provide patient, positive encouragement with the aim of helping people to help themselves
•An understanding of the diverse physical needs of service users
•Ability to work independently and as an effective member of a team
•Willingness to attend volunteer induction and appropriate training for the role
•Uphold the Fundamental Principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement and adhering to the Society's Equal Opportunities Policy

Opportunity covers various locations in Cheshire West CH2 1UL; CH65 6SG

Only registered members can apply for opportunities.

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