Thomas Pocklington Trust Seeks Volunteers

For a variety of roles supporting visually impaired people in Roehampton

Volunteers Needed

We are currently looking to recruit volunteers for a variety of roles supporting visually impaired people at our centre in Roehampton and we are also looking for people to become telephone befrienders which is a home-based role.

This is a great way of getting experience in the care sector and meeting new people. For a full listing of opportunities see our website or call or email the volunteer coordinator 07875 038300 for more information.


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Our History
Thomas Pocklington Trust is a leading provider of housing, care and support for people with sight loss in the UK. The charity was created from a legacy left in 1935 by Thomas Pocklington who had experienced temporary blindness when young.

Our Mission
At Thomas Pocklington Trust, our mission is to provide quality housing care and support services which promote independence and choice, and to fund research into the prevention and alleviation of sight loss. Our work is guided by the charity's core values.

Our Services
Thomas Pocklington Trust promotes and encourages independence and choice in everyday living for people with sight loss through housing, care and support services, and our resource centres.

Our People
At Pocklington, we rely on people with enthusiasm, expertise and commitment to ensure that we meet the needs of our service users. Our staff, volunteers, senior management team and board of trustees all make a vital contribution to our work.

Pocklington Court -- Roehampton
Pocklington Court is a supported housing centre for people of all ages with sight loss. Located in Roehampton in South West London, the Centre offers self-contained accommodation in a range of studio and one-bedroom flats, with the support of a team of trained staff offering support in relation to regaining and developing independence.

Accommodation at Pocklington Court is provided in 52 single-person studio flats, and 12 two-person flats. Each flat is fully self-contained and specifically designed for people with sight loss. Additional communal facilities include a lounge, guest suite, and laundry, with a reception service and shop facility provided on site. We also provide on-site maintenance support so that we can respond quickly to breakages and other problems. Large, accessible landscaped gardens with a summer house provide a safe outdoor environment and walking area, and a dog pen is provided for the use of guide dogs.


October 23, 2010