Help needed at a home care service in the Fens

Care Network

Care Network - Credit: Archant

A promotion at Addenbrookes and Hinchingbrooke hospital has led to a surge in the work being done by a Fen-based charity and a plea for more volunteers to help out.

A Care Network volunteer shares a joke with one of his clients

A Care Network volunteer shares a joke with one of his clients - Credit: Archant

Care Network Cambridgeshire is promoting its help at home service and is being funded with a short term Government initiative which helps people to return from hospital in a safe and timely manner.

Hilary Johnys, direct services manager for Care Network said: “It’s a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness of our services within the hospitals and more importantly to help people when they get home.

“This encourages confidence in people, that with practical support, they will be able to recover safely at home.”

“This is resulting in a need for more volunteers across Cambridgeshire.”

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Volunteering for Care Network is flexible and can fit around other commitments and volunteers help with tasks like shopping, posting letters and calling in to check on people.

Volunteers are trained, supported and paid any out of pocket expenses.

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Mrs Johnys said: “A few hours a month can make a real difference to people’s lives.”

For more information contact Lynette Prince by email or 01954 211919.

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