Home Visitor: Eccles, Manchester

Time Commitment
A few hours weekly
Location
Eccles, Manchester

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to visit our blind veteran in Eccles. Having joined the Royal Navy in 1941, he served as a Leading Telegraphist on HMS Drake, HMS Fame and HMS Zambesi in Korea. Before losing his sight, he enjoyed driving, reading, photography and DIY. Now in his 80s with sight loss, he feels a little lonely and would benefit hugely from a kind volunteer who could pop by to say hello and occasionally take him out in his wheelchair for some fresh air (wheelchair training provided!). 

By providing regular companionship, social interaction and building a positive one-to-one relationship you can help to reduce the effects of isolation so commonly experienced by our veterans. Your positivity, friendliness and communication can make the world of difference to their day to day lives.

Blind Veterans UK Data Protection statement

I understand that my personal details will be kept securely and will be entered onto Blind Veterans UK database system. I agree to Blind Veterans UK processing and retaining the personal information contained on this form for any purposes connected to my application and future volunteering. The information you have provided on this form will be processed in line with the Data Protection Act 1998.

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