East Cheshire NHS Trust Volunteering

Description

East Cheshire NHS Trust Volunteer Department provides volunteering opportunities to people from the age of 16 upwards. They assist staff in providing and maintaining high quality care to our patients. Roles such as mealtime assistants, Welcomers and admin helpers are available. 

Our team of 300 volunteers contribute to the success of patients’ rehabilitation and their general wellbeing as well as providing important social contact to both patients and visitors. Our volunteers come from all walks of life and contribute a wealth of skills and experience. They include people who have retired, who want work experience or who are looking for a career change.

Service Details

Organisation:
East Cheshire NHS Trust
Service Type:
Supporting the Community
Website:
Age Range:
16 plus
Age Band:
  • Children (5-18)
  • Young Adults (14-25)
  • Adults (18+)
  • Older People (65+)
Is a referral required?:
No
Cost:
None
Capacity of service:
Constant turnover because of 16-18 years olds leaving for uni so there is always capacity
Waiting List:
No but it can take form 3-6 weeks to complete application, training and induction
Areas covered in Cheshire East:
  • Congleton
  • Macclesfield
Communication aids and support available:
  • Large Print Material
Additional information for assistance with communication:
We have recruited volunteers who are deaf, partially sighted, wheelchair bound and who are on the autistic spectrum. Where possible we place volunteers with additional support needs in a suitable environment where they will receive the support they need to carry out their role. However if there are no suitable roles available we tell prospective volunteers at the first interview so as not to disappoint them.
How is the service provided?:
  • Face to face
Additional information on how service is provided:
Volunteers can participate in group activities with patients or in 1-2-1 sessions, help around the wards generally, carry out admin roles in other departments
Sector Type:
  • Voluntary
  • Health Services

Opening Times

Days service available:
  • Every day
Opening Times - Monday:
9am-7pm
Opening Times - Tuesday:
9am-7pm
Opening Times - Wednesday:
9am-7pm
Opening Times - Thursday:
9am-7pm
Opening Times - Friday:
9am-7pm
Opening Times - Saturday:
11am-7pm
Opening Times - Sunday:
11am-7pm
Additional Opening Times:

This page was last updated on 16 July 2018

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Contact Details

Contact Name:
Aoife Middlemass
Telephone:
01625 661974
Email:
aoife.middlemass@nhs.net