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Befriender

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ORGANIZATION: Outward

  • 1 person is interested
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We are looking for a befriender to provide support and companionship to a lady with mild learning disabilities in Leyton, London. You will play a vital role in reducing social isolation for your match, increasing their confidence, and improving their quality of life.


Responsibilities:

Befrienders are key to helping people meet their support needs through providing consistent companionship and friendship. Once you have been matched with someone, you will agree to meet for a period of time and regularity that you both agree on based on your mutual availability. This may involve participating in activities together such as going on walks, or activities of shared interests - anything that makes life more enjoyable! Through this you will build and maintain a close relationship that will support your match to increase their confidence, engage in their local community, and rediscover social skills.


Skills and benefits:

This role will be ideal for you if you are a friendly, open-minded person who is passionate about making a difference in other people's lives. You will need to be organised, reliable and able to work independently. This role will enable you to meet many different kinds of people and gain valuable experience for your resume or future roles. You will also be reimbursed for any travel expenses and other reasonable out of pocket expenses. Please note that befrienders should never assist with personal care, administering medication, or finances.

Our Volunteer Team will support you throughout and you will have an assigned supervisor as well. We encourage you to commit at least 4 months as a befriender to really optimise the experience for your match.

Before commencing your role, you will be required to complete some mandatory training and undergo a DBS check. Volunteers must be over 18 years old. After applying, you may be asked to attend an informal group interview or individual interview and info session.

More opportunities with Outward

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Outward

Location:

4 Daneland Walk, London, Harringey N17 9FE, GB

Mission Statement

To be a flexible, responsive and reliable provider of housing and community support services that is driven by a real understanding of - and firm commitment to - the unique needs and aspirations of each person we support. Engaging: we listen to what people say, we involve people, we are honest and open and work in partnership Enabling: we encourage and support people to make positive things happen Empowering: we inspire people to take control, to make choices and take advantage of opportunities

Description

Outward is a forward-thinking and inclusive charity, working across nine London boroughs to support people to live with dignity and purpose.

We support people with learning disabilities, people on the autism spectrum, older people and young people at risk. Our work is diverse, from supporting people to live independently in their own home and in supported accommodation settings to providing short breaks and supported holidays. However, everything we do is ultimately about enabling people to have greater choice, independence and control over how they live their own lives.

CAUSE AREAS

Community
People with Disabilities
Community, People with Disabilities

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Primrose RoadLondon, E10 5EEUnited Kingdom

(51.56668,-0.01452)
 

SKILLS

  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Atleast 4 months, for a minimum of 2 hours per week (in person).
  • Volunteers must have a residence in the UK as Outward are unable to sponsor overseas candidates.

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