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Islington Council is the local authority for the London Borough of Islington.

Within Islington Council, the Circles of Protection project supports adults with Learning Disabilities who have been ...

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Befriender in Crewkerne

1–2 hrs/wk
Crewkerne, Somerset, England, United Kingdom
Befriending
People with disabilities
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Summary

We are looking for a friendly volunteer to visit and build a trusting relationship with D., a sociable man who has a learning disability and is autistic.

Detailed description

D. lives in a care home where he is exclusively supported by paid staff. You would be the person choosing to spend time with him rather than being paid to be with him.


The purpose of the role is twofold: To help us safeguarding D. and to give him the opportunity to reduce his social isolation.


Things you might do with him include: Chatting, going out for a coffee (with a member of staff present), listening to music and watching old movies.


Experience of people with Learning Disabilities (personal or professional experience) would be ideal for the role but not essential.


The role is an opportunity for you to develop your understanding of people with learning disabilities, enhance your CV, and make an important contribution to someone's life.

 

You need to be available for a couple of hours every fortnight for at least 6 months. The visits can take place at a mutually agreeable time.


As the role involves entering a care home, you will be required to show evidence of full vaccination against COVID 19, unless exempt.


Expenses incurred while volunteering (e.g. going out for coffee) will be reimbursed, along with travel expenses.


What volunteers need😇 Disclosure and Barring Service

What we will provide to volunteers

💸 Reimbursement of costs

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About Islington Council

Islington Council is the local authority for the London Borough of Islington.

Within Islington Council, the Circles of Protection project supports adults with Learning Disabilities who have been housed of their home borough of Islington. One of our service users lives in Crewkerne, Somerset.
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