How can I take part?

Contact us by email and we will send you more information about forth-coming events. We may think it’s best to have a conversation to work out how we can best support your experience.

I have transport difficulties - can I still participate?

If you have problems using public transport we will help with transport by working out what you need and asking our community network to help find a solution. We have no funding as yet to cover transport so work with local partners to assist people. Please get in touch and we can talk this though with you and understand your needs.

 
What if I have special dietary requirements?

On your guest form please state if you have any allergies of food intolerances, or special dietary requests. We will do our best to ensure we can meet your dietary needs but we may ring you to discuss this with you.

I am booking for an organisation, how many people can I book?

Please contact Theresa Nash directly on her mobile 07773397984 and we can discuss your booking. When you make a group booking your organisation needs to ensure some carers attend that know your guests. Plus that you keep your guests emergency contact detail and medical information with you for any emergencies. We do not offer respite, but a supportive experience.

How do you organise your teams?

We aim to divide large groups into smaller groups, so each team has 8-10 people including volunteers. Each team will have a team facilitator, who is an experienced buddy. Your team will take time to get to know you and ensure you have time to plan your day, so that you can do all the activities you wish to. Teams do split up during the day, as guest have different wishes, but the team facilitators are asked to ensure they know where there group is at all times.

I would like to attend, as an individual booking and have support needs?

Please contact Theresa Nash directly on her mobile 07773397984 and we can discuss your booking, as we may be able to arrange for two buddies to link up with you and accompany you.

I volunteered for h2h many years ago can I do so again?

Please do enquire about volunteering by emailing h2hbuddies@gmail.com. We would love you to assist us again and catch up with your news. However, all volunteers we do like to attend our volunteer training as our events have changed over time.

I am a nursing student from another university and would like to volunteer?

We are keen for other universities to set up a network, however, if you want to undertake our whole programme 24 clinical hours there is a charge. Please contact Theresa Nash to discuss. If, however, you would like to come as a guest, and bring a guest on our event day you are welcome to join us, please email for a guest booking form. However, we would like you to tell your university about us afterwards and see if your lecturers would like support setting up their own h2h event.

I am a health and social care student, and would like to take part?

We welcome students from other health and social care disciplines as long as you have a current DBS. However, we would like you to tell your university about us afterwards and see if your lecturers would like support setting up their own h2h event. Same applies as for nursing students from other universities.

I am under 18 but thinking of a career in nursing, health or social care, can I take Part?

We do have activity volunteer placements for young people, but as these are limited please get in touch so we can discuss your contribution.

What happens after an event?

We evaluate all our events, with all participants, including running a reflection opportunity for volunteers. Evaluations are crucial to enabling us to ensure we constantly improve the experience for all. After events participants may be buddied into education, community projects and volunteering if they wish. Alternatively, H2h will provide support and guidance to spin-out projects which develop as a result of events. For instance; new pre-university and post-graduate programmes; CPD for hospital and community carers on supporting people with complex, multiple disabilities. We ask all our participants, if they have made a new connection as a result of h2h, that has led to a new project, research or innovation to acknowledge that the link was made through H2h.