Carers of Barking & Dagenham Volunteer

Carers of Barking & Dagenham

Children and young people | Children | Families | Youth | Health and social care | Disability | Drugs and addictions | Hospitals | Mental health | Physical health | People and communities | Disability | Older people | Race and ethnicity

Location: 334 Heathway , Dagenham , RM10 8NJ (see map)

Travel: Dagenham Heathway station. Holgate Road bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

Age: 15++

What will I be doing?

  • We have a number of volunteer opportunities in various projects, which include the following:.
  • Information Advice Support Services - support and guidance for parents / carers and young people with SEN.
  • Memory Lane Resource Centre - our Dementia service.
  • Mini bus - drivers and escorts needed to get clients to and from the Memory Lane Resource Centre.
  • Office Administration - for the mentioned projects or reception work.
  • Young Carers Project - support and activities.

What impact will this have?

  • Information - by having access to the right information, Carers are able to make a decision about how services should be provided, if and when they are needed.
  • Support - caring for someone at home can be an isolating and demanding experience, both physically and emotionally. Carers sometimes need support to enable them to continue in their role and also when they are no longer able to continue caring at home.
  • Advice - many Carers and their families will be entitled to claim benefits, we can offer Carers a comprehensive welfare benefits advice service, along with knowledge and access to other local provisions.
  • Advocacy - at times Carers may feel unable to voice their concerns and opinions to those responsible for providing care services, therefore we can provide support with this.
  • Social activities - caring for someone over a period of time can sometimes mean losing touch with family and friends, leaving a feeling of isolation and a loss of confidence. Other Carers and former Carers understand these problems and therefore a range of social activities and outings are arranged on a regular basis enabling Carers to meet socially.

When are you needed?

Options available:
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Commitment

  • If you have a few hours to spare on a weekly basis, why not come and join our team.
  • There are a number of opportunities, which can be flexible to your availability.

Expenses

  • Travel expenses negotiable.

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?

  • Academic
  • Foreign languages
  • Reading
  • Writing
  • Charity
  • Events
  • Creative
  • Craft
  • Creative
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Caring
  • Counselling
  • Listening
  • Mentoring
  • Team working
  • Youth work
  • Practical
  • First aid
  • Professional
  • Administration
  • Technology
  • Although these skills would be useful across the board for our organisation, full training will be given and there is no need for previous experience.

What skills can I gain?

  • Charity
  • Events
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Caring
  • Listening
  • Team working
  • Youth work
  • Professional
  • Administration
  • Technology

Training

  • Full training will be given.

Location

334 Heathway , Dagenham , RM10 8NJ

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