Kleinwort Ward Helper

Sussex Community NHS Foundation Trust

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Based on a non-acute short term rehabilitation ward for patients aged over 18, with the aim of preventing unnecessary hospital admissions, supporting timely discharges from the acute hospitals and providing palliative care.

Role involves:

  • Befriending, talking, reading and listening to patients
  • Playing cards, bingo etc.
  • Using the Dementia Activity software available on the ward
  • Bed making
  • Assisting with photocopying etc.
  • Assisting with teas/coffees
  • Assisting the therapy groups which include crafts, gardening, discussion groups etc.
  • Completing productive ward feedback questionnaires with patients

The minimum commitment for this role is six months after training.


No formal qualifications are required. You must be a people person, flexible, willing to use own initiative, good listener, non- judgmental, reliable and honest.

This is an exciting opportunity for people interested in careers in the health and caring sector or wanting to give something back to their local community.


  • Yes - Disabled Access
  • No - Age restrictions
  • Yes - DBS check required
  • Yes - Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Yes - Expenses reimbursed
  • Yes - Health and Safety Policy
  • Yes - Ongoing support
  • Yes - Training provided
  • Yes - Volunteer induction
  • Yes - Volunteer Policy
  • Yes - Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Yes - Written role description


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Evening Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes

Minimum of 2 hours either once or twice a week on a regular basis. Exact days and times to be agreed between volunteer and the ward.


The Kleinwort Centre
Butlers Green Road
Haywards Heath
RH16 4BE

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