Department:
Volunteering
Opportunity Type:
Volunteer
Town/City:
Streatham
Salary Details:
0
30 Apr 2024
Hours Per Week:
0

Job Advert

 Are you a kind and patient person? Can you spare some time, just 6 times a year to visit and make a huge different to a person with a learning disability?

We support a 75-year-old year old gentleman in Streatham who would like for somebody patient to visit him every two months for company and friendship. He enjoys quiet time at home, time in the garden or to go out for a walk in the local area with support staff. He is often on the go and doesn’t enjoy sitting down for long amounts of time. This gentleman has complex learning disabilities, so experience related to this field would be helpful, but not essential. He does not use verbal speech but will connect with you in other ways. This includes:

  • Gesture
  • Facial expressions
  • Leading you to what he wants.

The care team who works with him at his home are highly qualified and know him well. They would make sure that you feel well supported in your role.

You would need to be:

  • A person with good communication skills
  • Kind
  • Patient
  • Engaging
  • Up for a challenge
  • Passionate about supporting people with a learning disability
  • Over 18 years old

Does this describe you? If so, please get in touch.

We offer a lifelong befriending service for people with learning disabilities. Matching the skills and interests of passionate visitors with the specific hobbies and interests of individual people with a learning disability. 

Our visitors visit six times a year to create a 1-2-1 connection, offer companionship, encourage people to do the things they enjoy and check-in on their wellbeing.

In many cases, our visitor is the only person in someone’s life who isn’t paid to be there for them.

You can also apply by downloading and filling in the form from the "Additional information" button at the bottom of the page.  You will need to email your completed form to [email protected]

Benefits

 
  • Personalised training and induction to volunteer role
  • Settling in period to make sure this is the right role
  • Feel fully supported in your role
  • Agreed out-of-pocket expenses to be reimbursed (eg. travel)
  • Opportunity to meet new people and be part of a diverse team
  • Opportunity to learn new skills
  • Feel valued and appreciated for your contribution
  • Ongoing support from Volunteer Services Coordinator

About Mencap

Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. We want to see a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.

 

We are determined to achieve this by changing attitudes, providing services and influencing those who can help us change the lives of people with a learning disability.

For more information about what a learning disability is click here
 
Volunteering with Mencap is your opportunity to help us achieve this, whilst having the chance to develop your skills, meet new people and join a passionate and dedicated team.

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