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Locala Community Partnerships is an independent Community Interest Company, providing NHS community services to over 400,000 people in Kirklees and beyond. Most of our care and support is provided at home and in clinics, schools and health centres by our team of health visitors, district nurses, therapists and other dedicated health care professionals.

Opportunities Overview
  • Volunteer Role Title
    Befriender (Westmoor Rehabilitation)
  • About the Volunteer Role
    To provide one-to-one support and/or group activities to patients (no more than four patients at a time) in either the communal lounge, gardens or in the patient’s own room. The unit will provide any resources required for activities, which may include the following: Gardening, Jigsaws, Memory activities (using the ‘Alzheimer’s Society Book of Activities’), Playing on the Wii Fit, Playing skittles, Reading (books, newspapers). Or anything else requested by the patient/s, if appropriate for their therapy (advice will be provided by the therapy team). Handing out and/or helping to complete Care Opinion and Friends and Family surveys with patients. On arrival at each session, volunteers will be briefed by the therapy team about the patients in the unit, and advised which patients will benefit from their support. Travel Expenses are available. You can help at one or more of the sessions which run 10.30 am - 12.30pm and 2pm - 4pm on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. The role is based within Westmoor Rehabilitation Unit in Mirfield WF14 8DP. Please note, not all sessions that require cover are vacant. If your availability is limited, please contact: before applying.
  • Role
  • When you can volunteer
    Required to Volunteer on
  • Date
    Monday Daytime, Wednesday Daytime, Thursday Daytime, Friday Daytime
  • Suitable for under 18's
    Minimum Age
  • Type of role
  • Special Requirements
    Application form required, Disabled Access, References required, DBS (criminal record check that the organisation will organise)
Opportunities Location

Dewsbury & Mirfield