Befriending – Domiciliary Service
The Domiciliary Service provides a range of support to adults with learning disabilities who live with other people with Learning Disabilities and support from Domiciliary Service Staff. The level of support offered varies between each individual in line with their assessed needs.
Befriending would give you:
- Experience towards a career in health and social care
- Experience to supplement your education/training
- The opportunity to meet new people
- The opportunity to make a positive impact to the lives of others
- The chance to make a difference in your community
You must be willing to go through an induction process and relevant background checks; this role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
- As a befriending volunteer you are encouraged to share your hobbies/ interests.
- This volunteer opportunity is to help support a lady with learning disabilities on weekly activities outside her home, tai chi, gym, cinema, and bowling.
- To take part in the activities alongside the person, to support her from her home and return, using public transport.
- The service would provide good induction and ensure any volunteer was well supported and confident before supporting the person.
- Log volunteering hours monthly and submit expenses where applicable via an on-line computer system
- Complete minimum level training e.g. safeguarding and commit to further training relevant to role
- Be over the age of 18
- Have good communication skills
- Be reliable
- Maintain confidentiality
- Be sensitive and patient
- Be open and non judgmental
- Client would prefer a female volunteer aged 40 or over
You will also have the opportunity to meet with the lady before making the decision to go ahead to ensure you share similar interests.
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.