To provide long or short term support to older people (typically ages 70+) 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.

What skills do I need?

Personal Qualities:

·       Good communication skills

·       Reliability and commitment

·       Flexible

·       Car owner/ driver – desirable but not essential depending on area that you live

·       Ability to encourage and motivate people

·       Have empathy and patience and support people making their own decisions 

Attending Induction training is essential prior to supporting an individual.

 

  • Older People
  • Befriending & Buddying

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Availability Details

Ideally 2 hours per week at a time that suits you. Volunteers needed in Runnymede and Spelthorne in postcodes: TW15-TW20, KT15, KT16, GU25

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