Helping Hands Support
Expanding now throughout Ross-shire, see map below
Helping Hands volunteers visit people regularly in their own homes. They provide social and practical support in an informal way to people and their carers affected by advanced illness.
Volunteers receive training and support through Highland Hospice.
For more information on the Volunteers Service including Helping Hands click here
Helping Hands volunteers may:
- Accompany with life activities i.e. shopping , visit hairdresser
- Accompany to appointments
- Provide emotional support at times of change or difficulty
- Respite for carers to enable them to get on with other activities
- Chat about local news and activities
Here is what one of our service users had to say,
“I act as a carer for my brother who is living with a life limiting illness, which makes it very difficult for me to go out anywhere alone.
Recently, we started using the Helping Hands service. My brother is a very quiet, shy person who doesn’t make friends quickly so of course I was apprehensive about someone who we had never met before coming to the house to spend time with him. I went out to the bingo and came home to find him and his companion chatting away and laughing – getting on so well. What a great thing that was! The next week I came back and they were watching a film together and thoroughly enjoying each other’s company. I now look forward to going to the bingo once a week, while he looks forward to seeing his Helping Hands companion.
I would tell anybody who can make use of this service to do so. It really is a great thing and has changed our lives so much for the better.”
If you or someone you know may benefit from Helping Hands, please complete this form. We will contact you within seven days to arrange a discussion during which we will gather some initial information and ask permission to contact a relevant healthcare professional.