Form Filler - Home Visits

People and communities | Older people

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Location: Age UK Waltham Forest, 58 Hall Lane, Chingford, London, E4 8EU (see map)

Travel: Chase Lane School bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • Due to increasing demand we are expanding the Form Filler service to include home visits. Helping older people to fill in forms to claim Attendance Allowance, Independence Payments and apply for blue badges are one of the most important functions of our I&A service.
    Benefits such as Attendance Allowance can be claimed by older people with health problems who require support and care at home, so that they can continue to live independently.

    Due to the length and detail of these forms, our service users often need a helping hand to fill them in and understand what they are entitled to.
  • You will get to visit an older person in their own home and interview them and their carers or family about their health and care needs.

    Complete an Attendance Allowance claim form for the person you are visiting.
  • Complete records of those you have visited and liaise with the Information, Advice and Signposting Officer.
  • Providing guidance to those you are visiting on ‘next steps’ to be taken after the completion of a form.
Help explain and complete forms for an older person.

Help explain and complete forms for an older person.

What impact will this have?

  • This volunteering role will make a significant impact to those that you visit.
  • It can give access to an extra income.
  • A successful application often enables our service users to live more independently and manage a lot better than before.

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • 3 hours per week (or multiples of 3 hours) for a minimum of 6 months.
  • You will visit clients in their own homes during the day time.

Expenses

  • We will provide out of pocket expenses for travelling to visits.

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Caring
  • Listening
  • Team working
  • Professional
  • Administration
  • Legal
What skills can I gain?
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Caring
  • Listening
  • Team working
  • Professional
  • Administration
  • Legal

Training

  • You will receive an induction to the organisation and to your role.

  • You will be provided with training and on going support.
  • You will need to attend supervision meetings at Age UK Waltham Forest office in Chingford.

Location

Age UK Waltham Forest, 58 Hall Lane, Chingford, London, E4 8EU

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