Nutley Hall (UKD-36)


Type: Health, Education, Disabled - Country: United Kingdom

Brief description and main aims

Our therapeutic approaches, which enable the ongoing wellbeing of those living at Nutley Hall follow those indicated by the philosopher Rudolf Steiner whose insights have been established in therapeutic practice worldwide over many decades. Nutley Hall is a Rudolf Steiner community founded out of anthroposophical ideas and ideals. It is entirely independent (i.e. it is not part of any wider organisation)

Main Activities

Nutley Hall is an independent adult residential care community for people with learning disabilities, offering a homely, social setting and specialising in a broad range of supported activities. Our endeavour is to maintain an environment which values at its centre the unique qualities and potential of each person.

Volunteer tasks

The main duties take place around the daily housework, preparation of morning and evening meals and assisting residents with their personal care. There is also the opportunity to join one of the day workshops: weavery, baskets & candles, woodwork, woodland, bakery, kitchen and garden, and also to participate in Nutley Hall’s cultural and leisure life. – for which musical coworkers can be a great asset – and to support social & recreational activities.

Volunteers work for 45 hours of shift work 5 days a week. Weekends are usually not required but there may be occasional weekends you cannot take off. If you work weekends then volunteers are given the equivalent time off at another time.

 

Volunteer requirements / Skills

The volunteer would need to be friendly, flexible and relaxed. It would also be an asset if the volunteer was creative to come up with exciting ways of interacting with the residents. Someone who can work well in a team but also knows how to motivate themselves.

A driving licence is very helpful, but not essential

Location

Located in East Sussex and is 17 minutes away from Uckfield with good transport links into central London and Brighton.

There are lots of nice areas around Nutley to visit such as areas of High Weald – an area of outstanding natural beauty. It is also close to many historic cities in the South East such as Royal Tunbridge Wells. You may also have access to the ‘Co-Worker car’ which would allow you easy access into town.

 

Hosting Situation (Board and Lodging)

The volunteer will live with other volunteers at the residence.
All meals are provided by the project.

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