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Side by Side Befriending - London

People and communities | Disability

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Location: Our head office is located at: , 1-3 Highbury Station Road, London, SW18 2QX (see map)

Travel: Wandsworth Town station. Marcilly Road bus stop.

Start date: 14/08/2019 (ongoing)

What will I be doing?

  • As Volunteer Befriender, you’ll perform some or all of the following tasks:
    Spend time on a regular basis with someone who is deaf or has hearing loss, providing friendship and support
  • Support them during day to day activities, such as using public transport, visiting local facilities, leisure centres, deaf clubs, etc. This may be in 1:1 settings or through group activities.
  • Support them to integrate with other people and participate in social settings
  • Goal setting with the person you befriend for the year ahead
  • Follow Action on Hearing policies and regulations
Action on Hearing Loss

Action on Hearing Loss

What impact will this have?

  • Our Care and Support services support people who are Deaf and have additional complex needs and abilities
  • Our wide range of services include registered care homes, outreach services and even our Deaf club in London!
  • Volunteers are a vital part of the team, helping the people we support to achieve their hopes, dreams and aspirations

When are you needed?

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Commitment

  • From Monday – Sunday. Flexible hours.

  • Ideally, we are looking for someone to commit a minimum of four hours a week. Exact shift times to be discussed and agreed at interview.

What else do I need to know?

  • We are looking for Volunteers in our supported living residencies and Deaf clubs in London.
  • Harding House
    London
    SW18 2QX
  • John Morris House
    London
    SW11 1SW

Expenses

  • All reasonable expenses incurred as a result of your volunteering will be reimbursed according to the Action on Hearing Loss expenses policy

Background checks

  • A DBS check is required

About the organisation:

Additional Information

What skills will be useful?
  • Interpersonal
  • Caring
  • Listening
  • Team working
  • Practical
  • British Sign Language
What skills can I gain?
  • Charity
  • Interpersonal
  • Caring
  • Listening

Training

  • Regular support will be given by your own Volunteer Manager especially in the early stages of your role as you settle in. You will also receive informal support from other Action on Hearing Loss volunteers and staff as you work together.
  • Action on Hearing Loss offers full, on-going training for all volunteers including an induction programme and further training specific to the volunteering role.
  • This may include:
    •Training in Understanding Hearing Loss
    •Volunteers also have the opportunity to attend other training relevant to their role
    •Care & support based training including safeguarding adults

Location

Our head office is located at: , 1-3 Highbury Station Road, London, SW18 2QX

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