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Visitor / Befriender

Visitor / Befriender
Cliff House Community Support Services
Description of the role:

If you would like to befriend or visit an older person in their own home or in nursing or residential care, Cliff House can introduce you to someone who needs support and friendship and possibly advice. You may wish to make a regular arrangement with one individual, or perhaps occasional visiting when someone is in particular need might suit you better. In addition to simple visiting, some volunteers may be able to offer practical help such as shopping (either with your matched service user or for them), outings, light help in the house and garden, etc.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

Good listening skills and empathy with, and a genuine wish to help, older people.

Practical information:

Training would be provided at Cliff House, in Knaresborough, but once matched with a service user you may be anywhere in the district (to suit you)


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Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: No
Car owner: No
Open to: Ages 18+
Address
Cliff House
Hilton Lane
Knaresborough
North Yorkshire
HG5 8BX
Last updated: 10.06.2019
Organisation Information

To provide a range of health and social care services to enable people to live as independently as possible in their own homes for as long as possible.
Services include Day Care, Support at Home, Day Activities, Shopping Services, Assisted Bathing, Information and Advice, Podiatry in partnership with a local clinic, NHS Hearing Aid battery supply centre,

Charity number: 1063803