Monday, 23 October 2017

Appeal for volunteers

MORE volunteers are needed at the Sue Ryder hospice in Nettlebed.

MORE volunteers are needed at the Sue Ryder hospice in Nettlebed.

The charity is on the lookout for people who want to get involved in a national research study which it is undertaking with funding from the Cabinet Office.

The study will measure the impact of befriending on reducing loneliness and social isolation for people at the end of their lives.

Befriending volunteers will regularly visit people in their homes. These visits will be directed by the patient’s needs and wishes and may help people to continue a hobby or provide a hand with tasks such as shopping, gardening or collecting their pension.

Sue Ryder says volunteers will need to be warm, caring and practical with good communication skills. They should be discreet, able to work under their own initiative and able to commit to a regular schedule.



For more information, call Alison Clements on 0118 955 0443 or email alison.clements@sueryder.org



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