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Hospice Neighbour

Days: Flexible
Location: In the community

What is the role?

Hospice Neighbours is a very special and unique scheme offering practical and emotional support to people in their homes diagnosed with a life-limiting illness.

What will I be doing?

Based on your preferences and the client’s needs, you may provide emotional and practical support in the following areas –

  • Respite for carers support
  • Companionship
  • Light gardening eg clearing an overgrown path to the front door, weeding, planting seeds, watering the garden  
  • Grocery shopping eg supporting the client go shopping for themselves of collect groceries on their behalf
  • Dog walking 
  • Light household tasks eg putting on a load of washing, vacuuming, hanging washing on the line, cleaning a few dishes        
  • Collecting prescriptions
  • Accompanying on short trips/walks         
  • Preparing a simple meal eg sandwich, soup, light snack
  •   Help with post/phone calls, but not witnessing documents.
  • Listening and talking with patients, their families and friends in a caring and sensitive manner
  • Observing a patient’s general condition by monitoring for signs of deterioration and contacting the Hospice Neighbour Officer
  • Immediately contacting our Hospice Neighbour Officer when any issues, incidents or potential safeguarding concerns arise
  • Understanding and demonstrating relevant policies and procedures during your volunteering at St Michael’s Hospice
  • Attending relevant training, support meetings and supervisions as required
  • Submitting your monthly hours.
Are you interested? 

For further details, please read the role description and complete an application form.  You can return your application form either by email, post or bring it with you when you come to the Hospice. Upon receipt of this, we will invite you in for an informal discussion. We look forward to hearing from you!  

Get in touch with our Voluntary Service team

For further information call us on 01424 445177 or email us