Just a Couple of Hours a Week as a Hospice Neighbour Can Make a Huge Impact on Someone’s Life!

Just a Couple of Hours a Week as a Hospice Neighbour Can Make a Huge Impact on Someone’s Life!

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Hospice Neighbours is a free volunteer led service available to Oakhaven Hospice patients and their families, offering companionship and a helping hand with everyday tasks that can be overwhelming when living with a life limiting illness.

What skills do I need?

These highly trained volunteers visit the individual to provide companionship and assistance with practical tasks, such as picking up prescriptions, gardening, light cleaning, shopping or dog walking. The prospect of a sharing time with a ‘Neighbour’ either over a coffee or whilst they are carrying out a task can offer huge comfort and solace. Our catchment is split into six areas, each with a team leader and up to ten Neighbours, so you will visit people close to your own home and be part of a strong team; great support is given at all times

One beneficiary of the scheme explained what it meant to him:

Living alone with a life changing illness can be challenging. Often it’s just not possible to be neat and tidy, put stuff away or organise it in such a way that it’s still accessible. You know how it is, you’re sitting there facing a mountain of clothing and you want a particular shirt. It can be a lonely struggle. Fortunately I have discovered a ‘secret weapon’ – one which makes a real difference to my daily grind – I have an Oakhaven Neighbour! It’s an apt title - the very word itself conjuring up images of a friendly presence in times of need. There for you, but unobtrusive that kind of thing. Be part of a well-trained, supported and valued team!

Posted for Oakhaven Hospice Trust

Posted by Volunteer First

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Details

  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When do I need to be available?

When: 10/05/2021 - 10/05/2022

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Location:

Lower Pennington Lane
Lymington
Hampshire
SO41 8ZZ

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