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Home Visitor and Walking Companion

Home Visitor and Walking Companion

Organisation role · Flexible hours
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
People with disabilitiesOlder peopleWellbeing
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Volunteer home visitor and local walks companion for Blind Veterans - Cheltenham

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Can you spare a few hours a week or fortnight to brighten someone’s day? 


Our veteran would like someone to accompany him on short local walks so he can increase his fitness and mobility and also have a chat and some companionship.


We are committed to supporting our blind veterans no matter where they are. Our community home visitors provide crucial social interaction for our veterans who can’t reach our centres, and can often feel isolated or lonely. 


By popping by once a week or fortnight to see a veteran in their area, home visitors are a friendly face that can make all the difference to our veterans. A visit could be a simple chat and a cup of tea, helping out with odd jobs around the home that can otherwise be a struggle for our veterans to complete or getting out and about in the local area. You will never be asked to do any personal care. 


Although you will be working in the community independently, your manager is only a phone call away and there is a network of other volunteers for you to link in with too. Volunteers must be over the age of 18 years and understand the importance of confidentiality and relationship boundaries. The role can be flexible around your other commitments, but we ask that you are reliable and punctual for our veterans. You will be fully trained and supported so you feel comfortable and confident in your volunteering.

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About Blind Veterans UK

At Blind Veterans UK, we provide veterans with rehabilitation, training, practical advice and emotional support.
We’re one transformational team that believes every vision-impaired veteran should be able to lead the life they choose. Together we can help rebuild lives after sight loss.
We help blind ex-Servicemen and women of every generation. Since 1915, we’ve provided support to tens of thousands of vision-impaired veterans.

Together we can help rebuild blind veterans’ lives after sight loss. Away from isolation. Towards a life of fulfilment.