Volunteer Befriender (Job Ref: 18867)

Position Categories: Full Time, new, North West, Voluntary

Location: Droylsden, Manchester

Salary: Voluntary

Closing Date: 13 September 2018

Short Job Description:

About the Service: Creative Support has recently opened a new Living Well Centre in Droylsden, Tameside. The new space acts as an office for the staff running our Living Well at Home service for older people in Droylsden. The service is for older people, who may have mobility issues or other care needs, who require support in their own home. The centre also has a space where we will be running activities which will be open to our service users and the community.

The older people we support are based in the Droylsden area and may be finding it difficult to engage with their local community. Social isolation is a big problem and is something we are trying to address.

Purpose of the role: We are looking for Volunteer Befrienders to help with our goal of reducing social isolation among our service users. A Befriender is someone who will meet up regularly on a one-to-one basis with an older person to help them engage with their local community. Befrienders can enable older people with support needs to get out and about and enjoy social activities that they may have become isolated from.

People may like to be accompanied to local social groups or activities, to the shops, or may just simply like someone to pop round for a cup of tea and a chat. This is a great way to help people feel more included and less isolated.

This is an excellent opportunity to get involved in a rewarding volunteer role in which you are providing invaluable support to those in the community that need it most.

Suggested Time Commitment: We would recommend a time commitment of 1 hour per week or fortnightly.

Application Instructions:

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Completed Application Forms must be submitted to our Head Office address (below) or emailed (recruitment@creativesupport.co.uk) to be considered for the vacancy. If you have not received a response to your application within 10 working days of the closing date please accept this as notification of an unsuccessful application. Unsuccessful applicants must wait 6 months before reapplying.

Recruitment Department, Creative Support Ltd, Wellington House, 131 Wellington Road, Stockport, SK1 3TS.