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Befriender

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

Everyone needs some time off once in a while, especially unpaid carers. Could you offer your time to give them a break from their caring role? We need volunteers who can spare some time either weekly, fortnightly or monthly. Our volunteers offer a variety of support; from sitting in with a person, going for walks, visiting a favourite cafe, museum or garden centre, going for a drive in the country side and even cycling and swimming! You would not be asked to do any lifting or personal care and we will provide you with any necessary training or support. This volunteer role is a very rewarding experience suited to anyone who enjoys helping others.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

No specific qualifications are required. We are looking more for people who care, are non-judgemental and who enjoy meeting and helping others.

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.

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
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Last updated: 25.03.2019
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. THERE IS NO PERSONAL CARE OR HANDS ON SUPPORT REQUIRED.