Can you provide patients with vital advice on benefits?

PUBLISHED: 10:53 12 December 2009 | UPDATED: 14:47 06 May 2010

AN EXPERT on benefits advice is being sought to join the team of volunteers at Grove House. A diagnosis of a life-threatening illness often has not just a devastating effect on patients and their families but also on their financial situation. At Grove Ho

AN EXPERT on benefits advice is being sought to join the team of volunteers at Grove House.

A diagnosis of a life-threatening illness often has not just a devastating effect on patients and their families but also on their financial situation.

At Grove House help and guidance is offered to patients regarding the benefits they might be entitled to which is why the day hospice is looking for someone experienced in benefits advice to join the team.

The role involves speaking to one or two patients each week, either at home or at Grove House, and can be flexible to fit around the volunteer's commitments.

It provides valuable support for people at a very vulnerable time and Grove House is keen to talk to anyone who can offer a couple of hours a week to help.

The day hospice at Grove House also offers an exercise class for its patients run by volunteers who are qualified by EXTEND.

It is now looking for someone else to join the team, offer cover or maybe take a weekly session themselves.

To find out about both volunteer roles contact Wendy Burns on 01727 731020 or visit www.grove-house.org.uk


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