Highland Hospice Helping Hands befriending and support service supports people at home. Our volunteer befrienders do not offer clinical or personal care however they can make a big difference to the general welfare of the people they support. They provide social and practical support to all individuals in need regardless of their diagnosis.
Each person is different, therefore the help and support offered is tailored to their individual needs. For some people this might be keeping them company or going out for trips, whilst for others the support enables their family or carers to have time to themselves knowing their loved one is being well looked after.
Each person has their own volunteer visit every week or two and this enables them to get to know the person they are supporting and their families. The connection between the person and their volunteer is at the core of this service and is what the clients needs and want.
The service is delivered in Easter Ross and Inverness through Highland Hospice and in partnership in difference areas within Highland. Anyone can make an enquiry regarding support however we ask that a health or social care professional complete the referral form. Please note all referrals are followed up by an initial assessment to discuss needs before we match you up with a volunteer befriender.
If you wish further information please contact the Helping Hands team on 01463 423202 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Read more at www.highlandhospice.org/helpinghands