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Companion

The role will support Crossroads Care Surrey by providing companionship support to people who are isolated at home and dependent on carer support from a friend or family member. You will provide support, conversation and companionship to people that are sick, disabled, or infirm. They may be coming to the end of their life and have been isolated or shielding at home during the Covid-19 lock down, with few people to talk to but their carer.

As a Volunteer, you would provide companionship to someone being cared-for, while at the same time offering their carer a short break. You will engage the cared-for person in conversation or activities (puzzles, games, crosswords, soduku, garden centre visits, coffee shops etc).

Companionship would be provided in people’s homes, or in the local community, during visits of between 1-3 hours. We will provide you with full PPE, including face shields, masks and gloves, so that you can feel safe going into people’s homes and we will provide you support through training and supervision.

We ask you to commit to a minimum of one visit to a client each week, ideally to the same family so that you can build relationships and demonstrate reliability. Where possible, we will roster visits on the same day and times each week.

If you are interested in taking this role on alongside another volunteer role, such as Befriender or Community Outreach, we would be more than happy to consider you for those you are interested in.


Skills

Access to a phone, tablet or PC and willingness to connect to cloud-based telephone and rostering systems

General caring skills which will include:

Patience

Sense of humour

Listening skills

Adaptability

Discretion

Honesty and reliability

Confidentiality

COMMITMENT NEEDED


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Crossroads Care Surrey

Posted by

Volunteer Woking

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Interests

  • Mental Health
  • Older People

Activities

  • Befriending & Buddying

Details

  • Data Protection policy
  • DBS check required
  • Equal opportunities policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Please ask organisation
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
    Please ask organisation
  • Suitable for under 18s
    16+
  • Training provided
    Please ask organisation
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
    Please ask organisation
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Between these dates: 13/05/2021 - 18/03/2022

On these days:

Mon-Fri Day Eve
Weekend Day Eve

Location:

121 Kingston Road
Leatherhead
Surrey
KT22 7SU

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