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About the organisation

Keep Active Westminster (Bishop Creighton House)

BCH is a community centre with the aim that the community people have a sense of well-being and independence, working together for the benefit of all.

BCH aims to tackle the problems caused by social isolation and disadvantage. we do this by developing and providing programmes that offer practical solutions and emotional support for the people of west London. We have a number of community projects to so this and Keep Active Westminster is one of them

Role Aim: 

Let us know the purpose of the role and what it is designed to achieve. The aim is to provide support to older people who have had a fall, stroke or other illness to enable them to be physically active and independent. By helping them achieve their mobility goals they can then access their community again to prevent loneliness and isolation

Duties: 

• A walk around their local community possibly going to the park or visiting a local shop.

• Encouraging them to complete a prescribed gentle exercise program (full training will be given)

• Keeping an older and sometimes isolated person company.

• Visiting someone in their homes to help them reach their exercise goals.

Student will develop an understanding of the difficulties older people face with rehabilitation after they have been discharged from clinical services. They will develop a range of motivational skills and get a good understanding of the benefits of exercise and how it increases mobility and independence

Skills needed: 

• A positive attitude towards empowering and improving the lives of older people

• Enthusiasm and commitment and empathy

• Good communication skills and a good level of spoken English

Training: 

Please include details of any role-specific training provided; e.g. Raiser’s Edge training may be offered in a fundraising role. Volunteers are provided with a one day induction by the Community Independence Service rehabilitation team and BCH volunteer coordinators. Continual training is offered on issues affecting our clients such as : urinary tract infection, Parkinsons, Diabetes,emergency first aid

Location: 
The role takes place in clients home over various locations in the borough of Westminster
Time commitment: 
N/A
Opening times: 
N/A
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here