Community Care Support Volunteers based in the community

To provide volunteering support to Home Care services during the covid pandemic. To provide the support and encouragement necessary to enable older people, adults with disabilities and people with learning disabilities to lead ordinary lives within their own homes and within their community. To support individuals in a way which encourages and enables them to decide their own personal preferences and choices. To work as part of a team. To do things with people rather than to them, encouraging people to do for themselves with the support they require.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly, Monthly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

Assisting individuals who need support with getting up in the morning, dressing, undressing, washing, bathing and toileting.

Helping service users with mobility problems and other physical disabilities, including incontinence and to help to use aids and equipment.

Caring for individuals who are temporarily sick and needing (for example) minor dressings, bed nursing and help with feeding etc.

Helping in the promotion of mental and physical activity of individuals through talking to them, sharing with them in activities such as reading, writing, hobbies and recreations.

Making and changing beds, tidying rooms, light cleaning and emptying commodes.

Setting tables and trays, serving meals, feeding service users who need help, preparing light meals and washing up, tidying and clearing dining rooms/tables.

Reporting to your nominated supervisor any significant changes in the health or circumstances of an individual.

Requirements: Own vehicle required, Driving license
Skill and Qualifications Required:

An attitude which values all people as equal, with the right to be treated with respect and full regard to be given to their culture, religion, race, age and gender.

Awareness of confidentiality and to maintain this at all times.

Recognition that people’s homes are important, and to ensure that the home is safe, clean and homely.

To recognise changes in individuals, and respond to changes.

Ability to keep records.

Ability to communicate with individuals and other people connected to them (families and other agencies, health services).

Ability to volunteer flexibly and often in unsociable hours.

Car driver preferable.

This role requires a DBS check.

There is a requirement that you are fully vaccinated (to the extent that you are eligible) before undertaking this role

You will be required to carry out a lateral flow test before any shift

Areas of Interest: Community, Health and safety, Health and wellbeing, Mental Health, Older people, Social care, Social Welfare
Opportunity suitable for: Older people, People seeking work, University students, 18 and over
What activities will the volunteer do? Care work, Support Work
Skills gained in this role: Cleaning and tidying, Listening, Organising, Talking to others
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Action Together
Organisation Profile: Action Together is a local charity for stronger communities in Oldham, Rochdale and Tameside. Action Together offers a range of support to strengthen communities. We support, advise and help individual volunteers, groups and organisations.
Charity number: 1165512