Could you be a hospital volunteer? Sheffield Teaching Hospitals are recruiting now.
We are looking to increase the numbers of volunteers we have helping in hospitals, thanks to a grant from Nesta and the Department of Health. Do you think you have what it takes? Sheffield Teaching Hospitals already have over 750 volunteers in many varied roles across the hospitals and in the community. We welcome applicants aged 16 upwards who wish to donate some of their valuable time to help improve patient and visitor experiences at the hospitals. In particular we are recruiting to roles which have a direct impact on the patient in hospital. We would love to hear from you about these roles, see below. Some of the roles we are expanding or new roles we are recruiting to: –
- Nutrition assistant volunteers- who help patients on the wards with mealtimes, helping them to open food packets, fetch drinks, encourage eating and record how much is eaten.Training is also for volunteers to be available to help those patients who need extra assistance at mealtimes.
- Activities assistant volunteers- running reminiscence sessions with dementia patients, chatting to or playing games with patients on wards, helping with music or art groups on wards and helping patients that have few or no visitors to be engaged during their hospital stay.
- Hospital-home volunteer- befriending people who may need extra support at discharge and when home.Joining up with community services to support the individual when they are home.Making the discharge process a smooth and stress free event.
We have a wide age-range of volunteers, including young people wishing to pursue a career in healthcare and older people who might now have the time to give something back to the hospital. We value all our volunteers and in particular would like to increase numbers from 50+membership.
If you are interested, we advertise our roles every month on the website for 2 weeks from the 1st month http://www.sth.nhs.uk/work-for-us/volunteering
Or call the office on Tel: 0114 2266045/2715735 Email firstname.lastname@example.org
We would love to hear from you, if you are interested in volunteering at the hospitals, please let us know today!
TRAVEL FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES – PARENT QUESTIONNAIRE10 Jun
Sheffield City Council is in the process of reviewing home to school travel for children and young people with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND). Our aim is to ensure that the SEND Travel Offer provides the right level of support to children and families, whilst remaining financially viable. We also wish to enable children and young people to positively increase their independence in travelling, in line with their individual needs, ability and development.
If you are the parent or carer of a school or college-aged child or young person with SEND, we would welcome your views on this through our online survey available at www.sheffield.gov.uk/indetravel.
This questionnaire is anonymous and should take no more than 5 minutes to complete.
You can also help us by forwarding the online survey onto any parents and carers of children and young people with SEND.
Complete the online survey.
Thank you in advance for your cooperation.
Please note: this consultation is open until Friday 19 June.
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Please find attached The Zest Bulletin, June 2015: The Zest Bulletin June 2015