Have a chat with Bethan over a cuppa

Posted by Deafblind UK

Have a chat with Bethan over a cuppa

Neath Port Talbot Check commute

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Voluntary

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Job Description

Pay a visit to Bethan and brighten up her week

Our member, Bethan, lives alone in the Neath area with her small dog Ben. Her husband is currently living in a nursing home and, due to her dual sensory loss, Bethan is finding herself spending most of her time alone at home feeling lonely and cut of from her local community. She is looking  for a friendly, chatty person to visit any evening of the week for coffee or a tea and a chat as she misses conversation very much. Maybe at some stage, you might even venture out for a local walk with the dog.

Bethan used to work as a nurse and enjoys gardening, cooking and reading. Some of her favourite authors include Jeffrey Archer, Daphne Du Maurier and James Herriott and she especially enjoys the Happy Potter books!


She communicates with clear speech but is hard of hearing and would require guiding outside of the house as she has poor balance. Full training will be provided.

No other experience is required simply the ability to chat, listen and have an interest in others. A short visit could make all the difference to Bethan's lonely days. Apply and be the change she so badly needs.....

What will you get out of it?

It's a direct way to make a difference to a deafblind person’s life
You will be supporting a great cause, while giving something back to your community
You will build a new friendship and have the opportunities to learn new skills
We will offer you full training, support and guidance throughout your volunteering experience with Deafblind UK
Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses such as mileage or public transport costs.


Qualities and Skills we are looking for:

  • We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable Volunteers
  • Good communication skills, particularly with regard to conversational skills
  • To be reliable and have a genuine interest to make a difference in  lives of deafblind people
  • Patience and a warm and friendly attitude


What will we ask for in return?

A regular commitment of one weekly visit – usually 1-3 hours
We will need to undertake two references and a DBS check before this role can start
You will need to be over the age of 18 years to apply for this role


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