For many carers having the opportunity to go out or just stay within the home without worrying about the person they support can be very difficult, and it’s the same for those who support someone who lives independently to them. Having someone who can visit and provide company and friendship to the supported person is a lifeline to so many. Support For Carers can help by introducing you to a volunteer visitor.
All our volunteers give their time freely and come from different walks of life with varied work and personal experiences. The common factor is that they understand the importance of supporting those who support others (care at home). Some of our volunteers are ex carers who have received our service in the past and now feel it is time to give something back by supporting others in a similar situation.
What can you expect from your volunteer visitor?
•Knowledge that all volunteers have gone through a recruitment process which includes references and police checks
•Volunteers will visit between 1 – 3 hours on a regular basis weekly or fortnightly depending on your circumstances
•Volunteers do not do personal care (toileting, bathing etc), administration of medication or domestic duties
•You will be introduced to the volunteer by a Support For Carers staff member
•At the introduction you will organise with the volunteer a day and time for their regular visit which suits both parties.