Wyre - Community Support (Befriending)


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That would be 'Splashing' – Community Support Befriending

We are looking for a male volunteer to befriender our client.

This Befriending role is about companionship it is not to provide practical assistance.

It would involve go swimming at either Poulton Baths or Fleetwood Baths, followed by a Café 'brew' afterwards. Our client would really benefit from having someone they can have a nice chat and laugh with.

Visits would be on either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday after 11 a.m. if at all possible.

We require the Community Support Befrienders to actively support, encourage and empower their client to achieve specified and agreed goals and objectives. The benefit to the client of having a regular meeting with a CSB helps to increase their confidence, resilience and independence.

By becoming a CSB you are accepting the opportunity that could mark the turning point in someone's life. This rewarding role offers an excellent opportunity for personal development, new skills and experiences, as well as a chance to put something back into the community.

This role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.

Tasks

  • Community Support Volunteers help to support people who are not family or close friends to help tackle social isolation issues. 
  • To regularly visit the individual on a 1: 1 basis either in their own home or in a community setting.
  • To regularly support the individual to achieve agreed positive goals to promote their independence - The role is unique to every individual's needs and circumstances.
  • To provide regular feedback on the progress of the individual.
  • All volunteers must log their volunteering hours monthly and submit expenses where applicable via an on-line computer system.
  • To complete minimum level training e.g. safeguarding and commit to further training relevant to role.

 

Qualities

  • Good communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be over 18 years of age
  • Respect for equality and diversity
  • Be able to deal with difficult situations in a professional manner
  • Ability to use own initiative
  • Understanding of vulnerability
  • Commitment of 1-2 hours minimum per week / Flexible
  • Minimum commitment of 6 months is required
  • Ability to use basic ICT systems
  • It would be an advantage to have an awareness of key issues – alcohol, drug abuse, mental health etc.

 

Training

Training will be provided where necessary and may be in the form of peer support, distance learning or trainer led.

Volunteers must have completed the required training before any activity can be undertaken and may be asked to regularly refresh training where required

 

Schedule Summary

This activity generally occurs on

  • Tuesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Wednesday - Morning, Afternoon
  • Thursday - Morning, Afternoon

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