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Stay Safe Support Volunteer

Stay Safe Support Volunteer

The purpose of this role is to support socially isolated residents aged over 65 that have been identified by a GP as being extra vulnerable

This role provides advocacy to a vulnerable older person with weekly visits and twice daily telephone calls.

Do you think you could provide companionship to an older, vulnerable person? You would need to be able to provided some support with helping the client to access services and be a  point of contact for other professionals that work with the client if there is no other family/carer/responsible person?

This role could also involves helping the client do some practical things needed to attend hospital and some support at meal times.  It could also involve helping them to manage their daily living needs such as grooming and engaging in conversation.

Key Skills and Attributes:

  • Compassionate & friendly
  • Punctual
  • Patient and understanding
  • Supportive
  • Good listening and communication skills
  • Ability to empathise and ability to be aware of general day to day risk and how to minimise these

 

The following training is provided to support you in your role:

  • Safeguarding Adults
  • Managing Conflict
  • Understanding capacity
  • confidentiality

you would need to be available for 12 weeks one day a week. Full support is provided by the programme co-ordinator on a regular basis.

If you are interested in applying for this role, you can download the role description and application form here

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Role Description Application Form

 

Contact Alison or Hannah on 020 8317 3817 for more information or email  your application form to  alison@volunteersgreenwich.co.uk or hannah@volunteersgreenwich.co.ukk