British Red Cross is seeking volunteers to join our Community Connectors project.
Typical tasks include
. Being aware of and keeping up to date with local community services appropriate to our service users with support from the Community Connector Manager.
. Supporting lonely & socially isolated service users to build confidence, self-esteem and to regain independence.
. Listening to people’s needs, aspirations and concerns and co-creating a step plan to ensure the person meets their aims. This may involve providing advice on regular, healthy nutrition and hydration and managing hygiene.
. Supporting people to attend local community services suitable to their needs, helping them identify other activities in the area and going with them as necessary. This enables access to various health/medical appointments, social activities, shopping, transport and other community services. This may involve travelling with service users or transporting them using your own vehicle where appropriate.
. Offering signposting to British Red Cross and other organisations services.
. Maintaining contact with the service user to monitor progress against goals and phase out contact as loneliness and social isolation is alleviated.
Other opportunities with British Red Cross – Thames Valley Area
- Develop your skills in first aid, communication and team work whilst helping to keep people safe
- Help us help people maintain their independence by being part of our mobility aids team
- Help keep our mobility aids service on the road
- Help us enable people facing challenges to live as independently as they can
Read more about British Red Cross – Thames Valley Area