for families facing terminal illness

Adult Care Certificate

Adult Care Certificate

After the success of the care certificate program targeting 17-19 year olds a new program has been launched specifically for adults of any age looking to gain healthcare knowledge and skills.

Location: ellenor, Coldharbour Road, Gravesend, DA11 7HQ

Who's the course for?
Anyone who has some time to share and who wants to volunteer to support patient care in a practical way. No previous care experience necessary, just a caring compassionate approach and willingness to learn.

Aims and Objectives

  • To build a confident, competent and caring team of Care Volunteers
  • Ensure understanding of the roles and responsibilities to work as a care volunteer
  • Provide valuable knowledge, insight and support in caring for someone at the end of life

Cost: Free

Care Volunteers will be able to experience various departments here at the hospice and decide where they feel best placed to work. Working through an assigned workbook volunteers will be expected to attend training at the hospice at least once a week for 4 hours, with full support being provided for the work book. The course is expected to run for approximately 8 weeks. To become a care volunteer requires no experience nor qualifications, all you need to bring is your hands, heart and commitment.

Due to the nature of the course and as learning groups are run consecutively there is no set date as to when the next program will start.

ellenor is an equal opportunities employer and is committed to providing a fair and equitable workplace, where everyone is treated equally without discrimination.