Information and Advice Volunteer

Health and social care | Healthy living | Mental health | People and communities | Disability | Older people | Race and ethnicity

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Location: Elmwood Centre, 277 London Road , Mitcham, CR4 3NT (see map)

Travel: Mitcham Eastfields station. Downe Road / Mitcham Library bus stop.

Start date: 01/07/2019 (ongoing)

What will I be doing?

  • Support older people in their own home filling in transport benefit forms
  • Listening to older peoples issues and concerns and referring them to other Age UK staff
  • Signpost to other organizations any issues or concerns arising from the visit in conjunction with Age UK staff
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What impact will this have?

  • help older people access information to help them make choices
  • help older people access benefits to which they may be entitled
  • help older peoples social mobility
  • reduce older peoples social isolation

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • 3 hours a week preferable Tuesdays but other weekdays may be possible
  • its on ongoing commitment

What else do I need to know?

  • the role is supporting clients in their own home
  • refferals are given out and reporting is done from a central office in Mitcham

Expenses

  • travel expenses

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Interpersonal
  • Advice and support
  • Caring
  • Listening
  • Practical
What skills can I gain?
  • Interpersonal
  • Caring
  • Counselling
  • Listening

Training

  • full induction training
  • ongoing support and supervivison

Location

Elmwood Centre, 277 London Road , Mitcham, CR4 3NT

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