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Helping hand for South Norfolk Christian hospital and nursing home

All Hallows Healthcare Trust is an expanding charity based at Ditchingham in South Norfolk. We offer a comprehensive range of quality health and social care services.


Our services include a Community Hospital, Physiotherapy and Occupational Therapy, a Long Term Care Unit for people with neurological, physical and sensory disabilities, a Nursing Home, Adult Day Centre and a range of Homecare Services including Befriending and Meals on Wheels.

Our distinctive philosophy of care, is based on Christian values, and is reflected in our welcoming environment, in our understanding of patients’ needs and beliefs and in our respect for the dignity of each individual.

Volunteers have always been a very important part of All Hallows. They help to provide the highest standards of support for our residents and patients – there are many different ways in which you can help out.

We also support students aged 14 years and over seeking work experience through their school or college and offer voluntary placements for students taking part in the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.

We are fortunate to have many volunteers who help us in many ways but we are always in need of more. For further information on volunteering, please visit our website.

Can you help with any of the following?


  • AllHallowsVolunteerSupporting our Homecare team with befriending, visiting people in their own home or phoning them to have a chat. (Utilising free evening and weekend call tariffs, so it shouldn’t cost anything). Mileage will be paid for.
  • Supporting our Daycare Manager with general admin duties any time on a Friday.
  • Spending time with our patients, residents and clients at all sites – offering friendship and company on a supportive basis. You can help by chatting, reading the newspaper or a book, playing a game, taking someone for a walk in the gardens or to daycare and help them to participate in a range of activities. Many residents would dearly love to have someone to talk to or to sit out in the garden with.
  • Supporting our Activities Coordinator by befriending our residents and if required push a wheel chair on planned, arranged days out, such as to the zoo, shopping, to places they are interested in and to their hobbies, to a museum, on a boat trip etc.
  • Supporting our Nursing and Therapies team with arranged on-site activities that will support recovery for residents. Such as gardening, IT and going to the shop. To help people to get back to their previous life roles through regaining independence and participation in society.
  • Drive the minibus on Mondays to take the long stay residents out with carers. This could be some Mondays, morning, afternoon or full day. You must have a D1 on your driving licence, further training will be given. 
  • Another way you can help is to provide us with in house entertainment such as a musical performance, singing, games, animal visits, art & crafts, PAT dogs, and more!

Whether you can give us 1 hour per week or 10 hours per week we would like to hear from you - all contributions are greatly appreciated by both staff and residents.

If you are interested in joining our team by volunteering, please complete the application form which can be downloaded via our website, collected from the Head Office in Ditchingham, or sent via email upon request* – please return your form to Donna Oakins at All Hallows Hospital, Station Road, Ditchingham, Bungay, Suffolk, NR35 2QL.

You can find out more about our volunteer services on our website.

If you have any questions please contact Donna on 01986 892728 or email *(Please use this email address to request a volunteers application form)

A DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check is required before you start your orientation, this can be completed independently or via our HR team.

Read more about All Hallows Healthcare Trust on this website

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