A leading children’s hospice is on the lookout for volunteers willing to support families in their own home. East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH) runs a key service called Help at Home, which involves helping families with everyday jobs like shopping, collecting prescriptions, cooking, vacuuming, dusting, washing, ironing and gardening.
Other roles include looking after pets and sibling support and EACH is particularly keen to hear from anyone willing to lend a hand in the Bury St Edmunds, Colchester, Great Yarmouth, Peterborough and Sudbury areas. Volunteer Coordinator Holly Wright said: “Caring for a seriously ill child or young person can put a lot of extra demand on a family.
“The aim of the Help at Home service is to put a caring individual into a family’s home, to provide everyday practical support such as cooking, sibling support, cleaning and gardening. We provide the necessary support and training – all the volunteer needs to do is provide some of their precious time and a couple of hours a week or even an hour a month would make a huge difference.”
EACH supports families and cares for children and young people with life-threatening conditions across Cambridgeshire, Essex Suffolk and Norfolk. It has three hospices – The Treehouse, in Ipswich, The Nook, in Framingham Earl, near Norwich, and at Milton, near Cambridge.
For more information about Help at Home, or to arrange an interview, contact Holly by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org