SAIL Friend

People and communities | Disability | Older people

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Location: We are 336, London, SW9 7AA (see map)

Travel: Brixton station. Loughborough Road bus stop.

Start date: Ongoing

What will I be doing?

  • We are looking at recruiting a small group of volunteers linked to the SAIL team who can support SAILors in undertaking practical tasks to help the client build momentum or to support clients attend the activities and events we signpost them to.
  • The role is envisaged to be varied and person-centered, focused on the needs of the particular client, and therefore we do not want to be too prescriptive.
  • We imagine that regular tasks may include:

    - Companionship.
    - Accompanying the client to appointments (these would be one-off appointments and limited per client to prevent dependence on the service).
    - Accompanying the client to social events.
    - Attending social events with the client to ensure they feel comfortable and settled.
    - Getting the client out of the house.
    - Functional tasks to help them remain independent for example organising paperwork or their belongings.
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What impact will this have?

  • The service provides support to enable individuals to access the help they need, connect them with local services and help maintain wellbeing and independence.
  • Help increase confidence.
  • Reduce isolation.

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • A minimum of 2 hours per week (6-week commitment).

Expenses

  • Reasonable expenses will be covered.

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
  • Listening
  • Team working
  • Leadership
  • Organising

Training

  • Safeguarding
  • Lone working

Location

We are 336, London, SW9 7AA

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