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Help this lady to get out and about

Befriending / Visiting volunteer needed for Royal Mencap Society (Mencap)

We support a lady with a learning disability in Tilehurst. She is in her 60s and is looking for a volunteer visitor to spend time with her 6 times per year.

She loves getting out for a meal, having her nails and hair done, or staying in with some arts & crafts and having a singalong. She is looking for a female visitor to enjoy some of these activities with.

Visits can take place at the house she shares with her housemate, or you could get out and about for a drive, a walk or a meal.

The Mencap Visiting Service supports older people with a learning disability after their parents have passed away. By spending time with this lady you can support her to socialise, get out and have fun.

Contact person firstname
Mat Croft, Volunteer Services Coordinator
Lastname
Contact person's position
Mobile?
07790357528

Location description
Tilehurst area of Reading
Wheelchair accessible?
No
Car parking for the volunteer?
Yes
Secure bicycle parking?
No
Near public transport?
Yes
How much time?
A few times a year
What times and days of the week?
Mon AMMon PMTue AMTue PMWed AMWed PMThu AMThu PMFri AMFri PMSat AMSat PMSun AMSun PM
Availability required
Any of these times
Additional timing details
6 visits per year
Task type?
Befriending / Visiting
Will suit someone like this:
Self organised/motivatedPatientSupportiveCreativeCommunicatorWants to get out and about
Post suitable for supported volunteering?
Not specified
Is training given?
Yes
Training description
1-1 induction including safeguarding awareness.
Is support given?
Yes
Description of support
On-site support from the lady's support workers. Regular catch-ups by phone with volunteer coordinator
Are expenses paid?
Yes
Description of expenses
To be discussed at induction
Will I need my own transportation?
Yes
Will the volunteer be CRB or DBS checked?
Yes
Are references required?
Yes
Will there be an interview?
Yes
Are they properly insured?
Yes
Minimum age
18
Do they need a specific gender?
Female
How many volunteers needed?
1
Opportunity added on
3 August 2017