Home from Hospital

Purpose of Role: Home from Hospital is offered to all residents of 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

Qualities required:
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

Support provided:
o Supported and supervised by a named Carers’ Resource staff member
o Induction to Carers’ Resource
o Guidance and ongoing support

Time Commitment: Time allocated per client to be regularly reviewed.

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

Expenses: Agreed expenses will be reimbursed

Benefits of volunteering:
o Increased knowledge of issues experienced by carers
o Enhance career prospects
o Gain skills and experience
o Work as part of a team
o Further volunteer opportunities with Carers’ Resource
o Developing Friendships

Skills or experience required?:

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

You will require?: Criminal Record Check (DBS)
Frequency of opportunity: Ongoing
Can this opportunity be home based?: No
What are the areas of interest?: Health & wellbeing
Type(s) of cause supported: Older people
Where is the opportunity located?: Craven, Harrogate
Includes out of pocket expenses?: Yes
How many hours per week is this opportunity?: 4
You can volunteer for this opportunity at the following times:

M T W T F S S
Morning
Afternoon
Evening