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Community Support Volunteer

About St Wilfrid’s Hospice

St Wilfrid’s Hospice in Eastbourne is a local charity providing skilled and compassionate care and treatment for people living with a life limiting illness. We currently care for more than 1000 people every year and have been providing our services to our community for over 30 years, altogether having cared for more than 15,500 patients.

A hospice is not just a building; it is a way of caring for people. We aim to improve the lives of people whose illness is no longer curable by helping people to live as actively as possible after diagnosis to the end of their lives, however long that may be. We place the highest value on respect and choice.

Our services are underpinned by a respect for human dignity and care. We have a highly skilled team who not only provide treatment and care for physical symptoms, but are also experienced in sensitively helping people address emotional, spiritual and social well-being. In addition, we also support families and close friends, both during the illness and through bereavement.

The care we offer is free of charge regardless of patients’ circumstances. We care for patients over the age of 18 with any illness that is beyond the point of cure and who has been referred to us by a doctor or nurse. Nearly a third of all patients we care for are under 65 years of age.

What we are looking for

This opportunity is offering support and companionship to people in the community living with life limiting conditions.

If you have a kind heart and enjoy spending time with people, and have time to spare to visit and befriend clients in their own homes. Giving the family some respite and reassurance, and playing the odd game of scrabble and generally having a laugh and a cuppa, this opportunity would suit you very well.

The Hospice strive to be a compassionate, professional, progressive and respectful place and we are looking for like minded volunteers.

Further information

For further information about this opportunity see the St Wilfrid’s Hospice details on the Do-it webpage on the following link