Age UK are looking for volunteers to go to care homes local to them around the county, and act as “Visitor Hosts”. This involves greeting any visitors that come to the care home, ensuring lateral flow tests have been carried out and handing out the correct PPE to the visitor. This provides really necessary support to the already stretched care home staff, and enables them to focus on the residents rather than the door-bell!
Having visitors in the care homes to see the residents can really improve their quality of life, and its especially important now after the course of the pandemic stopped them from seeing their loved ones for months. Volunteers receive all the necessary support and training from Age UK, and it’s a really worthwhile role that helps the local community.