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ReConnect Gloucestershire CIC

ReConnect Gloucestershire CIC

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Peer befriending and support groups for people affected by Stroke, Aphasia and other long term health conditions, and their carers across Gloucestershire.

Community & familyOlder peoplePeople with disabilities
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Home befrienders within Nailsworth area

Home befrienders within Nailsworth area

Task · 0–2 hrs
Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, England, United Kingdom
Advice & MentoringAssistanceCare workBefriendingSupport workAccompanyingSocial contactOther
Community & familyOlder peoplePeople with disabilities
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Summary

Can you offer face to face company & empathy to someone experiencing a long-term health condition?

Detailed description

ReConnect supports people affected by Stroke, Aphasia, and other long term health conditions to connect with each other. We facilitate a peer befriending scheme and peer support groups across Gloucestershire to help to reduce social isolation and build confidence and self-esteem.

 

As a Face to Face Befriender, you will:

  • meet people affected by long-term health condition online or in the community.
  • offer company, empathy, encouragement, and a chance to share experiences.
  • encourage people to achieve personal goals, such as joining a local club or visiting the church or library and, if appropriate, accompanying them.
  • share your experiences


This role might be perfect for you, if you are:

  • excellent at listening & communicating with people.
  • empathetic and non-judgemental.
  • willing to try new things and adapt to the Befriendee’s needs.
  • happy to be autonomous with guidance from a key staff member.
  • experienced in a long-term health condition (yourself, family or friend)
  • over 18 years old
  • without a diagnosis of a severe mental health condition
  • reliable, clean and presentable.

 

As a volunteer, you will benefit from:

  • an induction and on-going training, covering safeguarding, health & safety.
  • regular ongoing support from a staff member.
  • meeting new people with similar experiences of long-term conditions.
  • connection to your local community and support/social groups.
  • being a valued member of an incredible and friendly team.
  • out-of-pocket expenses reimbursed.

 

Location & time commitment:

  • most volunteer commit to 1-2 hours per week for at least three months to provide consistency for the person they support.
  • timing and location is flexible depending on your, and our befriendee’s, locality and commitments

 

Application Process:

  • To apply, please complete an application form
  • A Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check at an enhanced level is required for this role. ReConnect will process this with you for free.
  • Once we have received your application, references and DBS check we will arrange a time for your training and match you with a person.
What volunteers need😇 Disclosure and Barring Service

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support

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About ReConnect Gloucestershire CIC

Peer befriending and support groups for people affected by Stroke, Aphasia and other long term health conditions, and their carers across Gloucestershire.