Forth Valley Top Toes provides a personal foot care service to older and disabled people who have no underlying medical conditions but are unable to cut their own toenails. Good foot care can be a contributing factor in reducing falls and improving health and wellbeing for older people. They are currently looking for additional Personal Footcare Volunteers to support 5 clinics across Falkirk, and one in Alloa.
They have clinics running in:
- Falkirk Community Hospital
- Bonnybridge Health Centre
- Meadowbank Health Centre
- Stenhousemuir Health Centre
- Bo’ness Health Centre
- Clackmannanshire Community Healthcare Centre in Alloa
In each clinic, Personal Footcare Volunteers to provide basic personal footcare to clients (this includes performing a basic foot health check with each client toenail cutting, skincare and footcare advice). Volunteers are fully trained by NHS Forth Valley, through formal sessions and shadowing a NHS podiatrist, with induction training provided by Forth Valley Top Toes. There are also opportunities for ongoing and refresher training available.
Volunteers should be aged 18 years old or over, with excellent communication skills, good hand eye co-ordination, and good hand strength and dexterity. They should also be compassionate and understanding, trustworthy, and able to observe strict confidentiality.
The volunteer will require a Protection of Vulnerable Groups (PVG) Check. Expenses can be claimed, at either 45p per mile, or on production of ticket for public transport.
For further information regarding this opportunity, please contact the Forth Valley Top Toes team by phone: 01324 692001, or email: firstname.lastname@example.org