Would you like to support the homeless this Christmas?

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Crisis, the national charity for homeless people, is currently looking for volunteer complementary therapists to offer comfort and support to their homeless guests this Christmas.

Each year, Crisis opens centres across the UK to bring food, accommodation, vital services and wellbeing activities to over 4,000 homeless people at one of the hardest times of the year, as well as offer a starting point out of homelessness.

Homelessness is a stressful, lonely and often traumatic experience, which has a major impact on both mental and physical health. The average age of death for the homeless population is just 45.

Right now, Crisis is looking for volunteer complementary therapists for their London centres over Christmas, offering their homeless guests treatments to help them relax and alleviate pain.

In particular, they are looking for therapists who are qualified and insured in:

  • massage
  • shiatsu
  • reflexology
  • Indian head massage
  • aromatherapy

There are also opportunities for therapists who offer reiki, healing and cranio-sacral therapy.

The Crisis centres are open from Tuesday 24 to Sunday 29 December and are spread across nine different locations. Volunteers are required to sign up to a minimum of two sessions and the shift times run from 9am till 6pm.

To register as a volunteer, you will need to fill out Crisis’ volunteer registration form for a Health Care Professional. As you follow the application, you can choose your shift dates and attach your qualifications and insurance.

Learn more about volunteering for Crisis this Christmas

If you have any questions, please email Crisis direct at ccservices@crisis.org.uk or call their volunteering hotline on T. 0300 636 1000 and they will be happy to help.

Are you getting involved?

The FHT would love to hear from you in the New Year – please email Leanne Sheill, Deputy Editor, at lsheill@fht.org.uk

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