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Care and Companionship Befrienders

o support Crossroads Care Surrey in responding to Covid-19 by providing telephone or virtual call befriending support to people who are isolated at home and dependent on Carer support from a friend or family member. We would like to give support, conversation and companionship to people that are sick, disabled, infirm or coming to the end of their life and that have been isolated at home during the Covid-19 lock down, with few people to talk to but their Carer.
We would like to give befriending support to the cared-for person, while at the same time offering their Carer a short break while you engage the cared-for person in conversation. Calls could last anything from 10 minutes to 30 minutes and you will ensure you can listen with understanding, patience and then respond appropriately.
We ask you to commit to making at the minimum 4 befriending calls to clients 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 systems
This role is subject to a DBS check
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

  • Community support
  • Disability
  • Families and Parenting

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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