Calling on the future Angel Reserves…like the Army Reserves, only less muddy! We are recruiting for compassionate people that would like to help in a crisis. Our elderly & vulnerable citizens of Surrey could be at risk if we face school closures and mass self-isolation. If you are healthy, and able to offer even as little as one hour per week, we would love for you to join our Angel Reserve team!
We’re running special one day training (or two evenings), for you to gain the necessary skills to help us support our elderly & vulnerable community with essential tasks, such as preparing meals, drinks, helping with medication, and companionship. Yes a cup of tea and a chat too!
Frequently Asked Questions
Will I have to wash and dress someone?
No. Our Angel Reserve team are to support with the softer, yet still essential, side of care. We aim to keep visits to meal and medication support only. There may be occasions that a client goes to the toilet during your visit, and may want assistance with their mobility.
What hours do I have to work?
This is up to you. Whilst our peak hours are typically 7am to 11am and 5pm to 10pm, we are very happy to have people’s support at any hour of the day or night to provide much needed assistance to allow our front line carers to focus on the more challenging aspect of care.
Will I get paid?
Yes. We pay £11.50-12.50 per hour of contact time with a client, and 35 pence per mile for travel. We aim to limit travel to a maximum of 15 minutes from your home and between each client.
Do I need a car?
Mostly yes. However, if you live in a built up area and we have a client near you with lower level care needs, then lets talk 🙂
Why do I need to do training to help with meals and companionship?
We are regulated by the Care Quality Commission and therefore follow strict guidelines on how our service is delivered to ensure it is safe and effective. The training will cover:
- Safe administration of medication
- Nutrition and hydration
- How to safely support someone who is frail, without putting yourself at risk
- Record keeping – using our smart App
What dates are the training?
- Tuesday 17th March 9am to 5pm
- Saturday 21st March 9am to 5pm
- Monday 23rd March 5pm to 9:30pm (part 1)
- Tuesday 24th March 5pm to 9:30pm (part 2)
- Thursday 26th March 5pm to 9:30pm (part 1)
- Friday 27th March 5pm to 9:30pm (part 2)
- Tuesday 31st March 9am to 5pm
What if I’d like to become a fully fledged CareAngel?
We’d also love to hear from you! The training is 3 days, with some additional home learning (circa 9 hours). The next training dates are 24th to 26th March and 14th to 16th April.
Please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call us on 01784 611611. We would love to hear from you, and are happy to answer any questions you may have.
You can apply for the role here
Alternatively, if you’d like to volunteer to run errands please use the following link. You will not require training for this.
Thank you so much for taking the time to consider this. We hope we can all pull together as a community to support our most vulnerable, whilst perhaps also creating additional earning opportunities to those facing work closures.