Seated Exercise Groups

may

“I have always been passionate about our NHS and have a strong feeling of community. I admire the dedication of NHS staff and wanted to become part of their team. Therefore when my daughter started nursery and I had more time on my hands, I decided to become a volunteer. SCFT was my obvious choice since it combines NHS care and looking after our community. For the past six months I have spent two hours every week helping the physiotherapists with running a Seated Exercise Group for patients with reduced mobility. Its aim is to enable patients to get back to their community after they’ve been discharged from hospital. I help with setting up the group, assisting patients to get to the gym and help the assistant physiotherapist who runs the group. Helping the staff and patients is extremely rewarding. Volunteering for SCFT gives me a sense of achievement and purpose and at the same time enhances my skills.

Lenka Huntley – Seated Exercise Group volunteer, Intermediate Care Unit, Lewes Victoria Hospital

We have a number of volunteers who have kindly given up their time to help assist the therapy team here at the Lewes Intermediate Care Unit in a number of roles, including supporting the seated exercise group and assisting in breakfast group. As well, we have a Health Champion who helps patients identify services for their health and wellbeing following discharge. I have found all of the volunteers friendly, helpful and enthusiastic with a real desire to help people and give back something to the community. They have been, and continue to be, a great asset and support to the team and I would highly recommend anyone considering asking for volunteers to contact the Voluntary Service.

Michael Arecco
Physiotherapy Team Leader (Job Share)”