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Positive Connections Befriender

Health and social care | Mental health | Physical health | People and communities | LGBT | Older people

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Location: Home based role, London, SW9 7AA. (see map)

Travel: Brixton station. Loughborough Road bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • Positive Connections is a new befriending service from Age UK Lambeth which seeks to improve the lives of older people living with a positive HIV diagnosis.
  • It matches an older person who has been experiencing isolation and loss of confidence as a result of a positive HIV diagnosis with someone who has been living and coping with the virus for some time.
  • Through this common ground, we want to show the older person that it is still possible to live a happy and fulfilling life with HIV.
Age UK Lambeth

Age UK Lambeth

What impact will this have?

  • To provide companionship and support to an older person on a regular basis.
  • To encourage clients to participate in other activities, if appropriate.
  • Seeking to ensure that the needs of our clients are met through being sensitive to age, sex, race, disability, creed and sexual orientation.

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • Ability to commit to at least a 6 month placement for one hour a week

Expenses

  • Reasonable travel expenses subject to receipts.

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

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

Location

Home based role, London, SW9 7AA.

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