aim of the Help at Home service is to
put a caring individual into your home to provide practical support, such as
cooking, cleaning and gardening on a regular or one-off basis. The type of help
needed is completely led by you. Some might need a regular gardener, or someone
to do the housework once a week. Others might need help with a one-off job that
would just never get done otherwise, such as painting the bedroom or garden
fence. Other jobs that the service could support you with are:
- Sibling support/helping with
- Shopping, including collecting
- Cleaning, including vacuuming,
dusting, washing and ironing
- Clearing out rooms and helping move
- Looking after pets, including dog
held our latest two-day volunteer training course on 22nd and 23rd November last
year, at Milton.
covered aspects such as wellbeing at EACH (including memory making),
safeguarding, infection control, relationships (inc. role-play work),
bereavement and palliative care. EACH care staff were involved with delivering
some of the training sessions, making sure the volunteers had a thorough
understanding of the scope of our work.
volunteers were enthusiastic and dedicated, and got fully involved in all
aspects of the course. They are committed to helping EACH families and are very
keen to get started!
are now in the process of matching these new volunteers with families. They
will be doing things like gardening, homework help, sibling support/play,
cleaning and ironing, tidying and sorting (garages, old clothes etc) and even
some crafts on occasion. Their matches will range as far as Saffron Walden to
Peterborough, and Huntingdon to Haverhill.
you need to do if you are interested in the service is contact Volunteer Co-ordinator Jess Hughes
on 01223 815119, or email firstname.lastname@example.org