Highland Hospice calls for volunteers to support the most vulnerable in our community.
At Highland Hospice in Inverness, Scotland, we aim to support people in the community. As Coronavirus spreads there will be less people able to work in the care at home sector and those currently in receipt of a care package may receive a reduced or no service. Highland Hospice has formed a partnership with Highland Home Carers to recruit volunteers to support those currently in receipt of care at home.
Highland Hospice and Highland Home Carers want to allocate each of these people a Community Volunteer who will check-in on a daily basis by phone or in person providing a listening ear to discuss worries and concerns. If required, the volunteer may provide a hand with everyday chores like shopping and collecting prescriptions. This does not involve the delivery of personal care but may, where both parties are willing and it is safe to do so, involve going into the home and helping with cooking and cleaning whilst adhering to current health guidelines. Even if the volunteer would prefer not to enter the property the Hospice can use their support.