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Carer Befrienders

To support Crossroads Care Surrey in responding to Covid-19 by providing telephone or virtual call befriending support to Carers who are isolated at home and providing full time care for a person that is sick, disabled, infirm or living with End of Life conditions. We would like to give support, conversation and companionship to Carers that are committed to providing care for a family member and with little opportunity for a break.
We would like to give befriending support to Carers, enabling them to benefit from friendly support and someone to just check in on their wellbeing. Calls could last anything from 10 minutes to half and hour and you will ensure you can listen with understanding and patience and then respond appropriately.
We ask you to commit to making at the minimum 4 befriending calls to Carers each week.

Know that you are making a valuable contribution in supporting Carers and people with care needs in your local area
Acquiring new skills and increased confidence
Making new friends

Skills

Access to a laptop or PC and willingness to connect to cloud-based telephone app and rostering system
DBS
General caring skills which will include:
Patience
Sense of humour
Listening skills
Adaptability
Discretion
Honesty and reliability
Confidentiality

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Posted for

Crossroads Care Surrey

Posted by

Woking Borough Council

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Interests

  • Families and Parenting
  • Older People

Activities

  • Community Volunteer
  • Supporting Charities
  • Supporting People and Befriending

Details

  • Accessibility
  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Extra Skills
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
    Regular support and supervisions from Care Operations team staff Certificated e-learning trainings
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Between these dates: 01/07/2020 - 01/07/2021

On these days:

Mon-Fri Day Eve
Weekend Day Eve

Location:

Woking Borough

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