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Volunteer Visitor Service
The Volunteer Visitor service provides reliable social support to patients in their own homes.
Volunteer support can range from help with simply being there and listening to a short drive or walk out.
This support also allows carers to take a valuable break, helping to reduce the strain and helping them to feel confident that they can continue their caring role for as long as possible.
The service is the only one of its kind in the Harrogate district and is open to anyone over 18 years of age who is living with a terminal illness. You do not need to have any prior connection with Saint Michael’s to be referred for support.
All volunteer visitors are fully trained and are supported by a range of Saint Michael's community specialists, including our occupational therapist, social worker, physiotherapist, specialist MND practitioner, and the community clinical nurse specialist team.
All Saint Michael's volunteers are supervised by members of the patient care team and are thoroughly checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS).
The volunteer visitor role does not include any personal care, clinical care or domestic duties and is not designed to replace any professional carer function.
You can be referred by any healthcare professional by letter, email or telephone. Once referred, we will arrange a home visit so that we can assess how the service is able to meet your needs.
You can refer via email at email@example.com or contact the service manager on (01423) 876 470
Volunteer visitors are also available to any former members of the armed forces who are aged 65 or over, under the Ex-Forces Support North Yorkshire consortium. If you think you or someone you care for may beneift, T: (01423) 876 470 for more information. Or click here
Would you, or someone you know, benefit from a volunteer visitor?
You can make a referral to the Volunteer Visitor service by calling us on (01423) 876 470 or emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you interested in becoming a volunteer visitor?
We are always looking for people to join our team of volunteer visitors so we can help more people living with terminal illness. By giving your time you could help someone to live at home with independence, confidence and dignity. Interested? Then please get in touch on (01423) 533 030 or email email@example.com.