Home-based
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Voluntary
Job description

We like to think that everyone is suitable for our service! We want to encourage as many people as possible to get involved as Befriending doesn’t only benefit the older person.

A few things that do help are being kind, chatty and empathetic! You might be visiting someone that hasn’t talked regularly with someone in a while so it’s good to be understanding of your befriendee’s situation.

The visits are usually in the clients home, but some of our volunteers meet their clients in a cafe or go for a walk. As a befriender you can be a great link to the outside world and help our clients access other services.

Ability to commit to at least 6 month placement for one hour a week. 

A DBS check is required.

 

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age uk lambeth

We are an independent local charity working in the community to support older people, their families, and carers. We want everyone to be able t... Read more

Posted on: 21 January 2020
Closing date: 20 April 2020
Tags: Social Care/Development, Support Worker
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