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Day Hospice Physiotherapy Volunteer

St. Richard’s Hospice are looking for people to make a difference to the lives of others every day.

The Hospice provides a Physiotherapy service to patients to help individuals to stay as independent as possible. The Physiotherapists meet patients in their own homes, in a community setting or at the Hospice, and work with each individual to offer advice and treatment concerning walking, exercise or breathing activities.

We are currently recruiting a Day Hospice Physiotherapy volunteer to work alongside the Day Hospice team supporting patients with exercise programmes and improving mobility on Tuesdays.

Many of the Day Hospice patients have reduced strength and mobility due to their condition. The patients are individually assessed by the Physiotherapist who will then provide a plan for them to follow. The volunteer may support them with an exercise plan, use of exercise equipment or practising walking.

Volunteers also work with Physiotherapists and Exercise Therapists to help patients participate in exercise groups.

This role is enjoyable and rewarding but can sometimes be challenging.

Good communication skills including listening skills and the ability to be sensitive to the varied needs of others are essential for this role.

For further information about this role, please contact Gill Jubb, Lead Physiotherapist or Kirstie Smith, Staff and Volunteer Recruitment Co-ordinator on 01905 763963 or email Recruitment@strichards.org.uk.

Physiotherapy Volunteer