To provide long or short term support to anyone over 50 who are lonely and isolated. Working with people to achieve their individual goals, improve health and wellbeing and supporting them to make positive changes to their lives.
Face to face long term support through befriending – motivating and supporting people who may require one-to-one ongoing support, to engage in their local community. This may include going to the cinema, out for a coffee, go for a walk, and join a local group or visiting someone at home for company and conversation, reading the paper, playing a game or using a computer.
Short Term mentoring support to rebuild confidence after a period in hospital, period of ill health or have moved into a new area
Opportunity to help with the facilitation of Café Culture and other social groups
You will be linked to a local Coordinator for regular updates and will be required to provide a brief record of visits and times.
You will be provided with information on our policies and procedures especially regarding Health and Safety, Confidentially and Safeguarding.
Good communication skills
Reliability and commitment
Car owner/ driver – desirable but not essential depending on area that you live
Ability to encourage and motivate people
To be a facilitator and support people making their own decisions
Attending Induction training is essential prior to supporting an individual.
Ideally 2 hours per week at a time that suits you.
Voluntary Action Reigate & Banstead
Tadworth Good Neighbours Scheme
NCT Sunbury, Shepperton and Chertsey Branch
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