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Befriender

Befriender
Carers' Time Off @ Carers' Resource
Description of the role:

We need volunteers who can offer 2 to 3 hours a week, a fortnight or even a month to visit or take people out whilst their carer takes a break This could include, chatting, having a coffee, doing crosswords, watching tv, knitting -, going for a walk, a drive, for a swim it is variable on the clients interests.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

No specific qualifications are required. We are looking for people who care, are non-judgemental and who enjoy meeting and helping others. A background in health or social care maybe of benefit but is not essential. There is no hands on or personal care involved.

Practical information:

This could be in any of the Harrogate, Craven or Selby districts where we operate. Volunteers would be matched to clients in their local area, which would be agreed prior to them commencing volunteering. You do not need to be able to drive or have access to a car in order to volunteer with us.
NO HANDS ON OR PERSONAL CARE INVOLVED
The manager will have assessed the needs and risks prior to any introduction.


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Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Age 17+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
Address
Last updated: 02.10.2019
Organisation Information

Carers' Time Off provides a short break service to carers' in the district of Harrogate, Knaresborough, Ripon and the surrounding villages. The service gives carers of a partner, family member or friend, the opportunity to have a break from their caring commitments. Volunteers on average spend 2 to 4 hours a week with the client (either in the home or taking out somewhere) whilst the carer takes some time out. Following referrals the Co-Ordinator/Manager will contact the carer and arrange a visit to assess their needs. A volunteer will then be placed as soon as possible and will be closely matched with the family taking into account the needs and expectations of all involved. Personal care and hands on support is not provided.