o Supported and supervised by a named Carers’ Time Off Coordinator
o Guidance and ongoing support
Tasks you may be responsible for :
o Offering a listening ear to the carer about their health and wellbeing
o Where appropriate and as agreed give drinks and snacks
o As or when agreed taking the person into the local community or for a walk or other activity
Expenses: Agreed expenses will be reimbursed
Activities DO NOT include:
o Assisting the person whilst they are using the toilet (this is personal care).
o Giving the person their medication.
o Any moving or handling of the person
o The service is provided in and outside of the person’s home as agreed
o Each carer requires a personalised service therefore the time of day and day of the week a volunteer will be expected to attend will be negotiated with the carer and agreed by the volunteer before they commence their first visit. The normal time is between 2-4 hours.
Training and Information will be offered on a variety of appropriate topics on an on-going basis and in a variety of ways and will always be free to the volunteer.
o Health and Safety including fire awareness/safety
o Lone working
o Equal opportunities
o Equality and Diversity
o First Aid
o Communication needs of individuals
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
o Adding value to the local community