Engagement Befriending activity at Milbanke
Befriending Volunteers are required at Milbanke Residential care home. As a Befriending volunteer you would help to positively engage those at the home by taking the time to sit and chat with the service user who would benefit from having that 121 interaction.
The benefit of having a regular meeting with a befriender helps to increase the confidence, resilience and independence of the service user. Befrienders actively support, encourage and empower them to achieve specified and agreed goals and objectives.
Older people services provide quality services in a safe way for all residents, staff, volunteers & visitors.
Their core purpose is person centred residential and daytime support for their service users.
Each home takes care to ensure a range of activities are covered by carefully following a structured programme.
This opportunity takes place on specific days & times please check your availability before applying.
You must be willing to go through an induction process and relevant background checks; this role is subject to an enhanced DBS check.
- Encourage and spend some time chatting to residents helping to combat feelings of loneliness
- Help to brighten up a resident’s day
- Log volunteering hours monthly on-line.
- Be a good communicator and listener
- Have empathy
- Be patient
- Have a caring nature
- Be committed and responsible
- Adhere to confidentiality guidelines.
Training will be provided in the form of distance eLearning. Volunteers must have completed the required training before any activity can be undertaken and will be asked to regularly refresh training when required.
Required Age:18 years +
Milbanke Residential Care Home, 72 Station Road, Kirkham PR4 2HA