ELF trains local volunteers to support patients and their families out in the local community.
This unique ELF@Home service, provides emotional and practical support for patients and families in their own homes. The service matches patients with trained volunteers, based not just on location but on outlook and shared interests. Our volunteers can help with practical around-the-house jobs, including cleaning and shopping, as well as offering advice or just a listening ear.
ELF@Home volunteers will be alongside you when the road ahead is tough, helping with both the practical and the emotional elements of living with blood cancer. They can also help with ‘hidden’ problems – those small but important things like arranging dental appointments and assisted refuse collections, or helping with the weekly shop.
Our volunteers offer advice, friendship and practical help, improving your wellbeing and connecting you with a whole range of services on what can be a very traumatic journey.
Having a friend to talk, cry and laugh with – or to simply stand alongside – can make all the difference.
If you are feeling isolated, lonely and would like some company, perhaps a chat over a cup of tea or a phone call to say hello, ELF@Home can help you. And, if you are a caring individual with a few hours a week to spare, we would love to hear from you. Elf volunteers are given full training for this rewarding and fulfilling role.