Volunteer Befriender (Job Ref: 19859)

Position Categories: Learning Disability, London, Mental Health, new

Location: Islington, North London

Salary: Voluntary

Closing Date: 03 November 2018

Short Job Description:

About the Service: Mildmay Avenue is a supported living service in Islington which provides support for adults who have mental health needs and a learning disability. The project is made up of two blocks of flats in which our staff team support 9 service users who live independently. The aim of the service is to ensure service users live an independent life, participate in meaningful activities and maximise their social inclusion. To empower our service users to engage more with their local community we are looking to recruit Volunteer Befrienders.
Purpose of the role: We are looking for a friendly, approachable Volunteer Befriender to meet with a gentleman who would like to get out of his flat and enjoy activities in the local community. He likes going on walks in parks, visiting museums and going to cafés so a volunteer who shares these interests would be fantastic. He is also keen to start attending the gym regularly so would benefit from a volunteer who enjoys exercising and attending the gym.
Suggested Time Commitment: The gentleman would like a Volunteer Befriender who may be available to meet him up to twice a week on Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11:00am and 4:00pm.

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