Home@lone is a befriending service that has been running for 4 years across East Northants and Wellingborough, we are now able to extend the service to Kettering and Corby and Districts.
We are looking for someone who can deliver a safe and reliable befriending service in Kettering & Corby Districts to prevent deterioration of mental health, promote confidence and independence and enable residents to be active where possible in their communities, and access existing available services.
You will need to work with colleagues internally and externally across Northamptonshire to keep up to date with current working practises and to enhance current partnerships and develop new ones.
Our customers are living in complex and challenging situations as they have no network of family, friends, or community to call on. Our current befriending service receives regular referrals from statutory and voluntary sector partners and since the COVID-19 pandemic this has increased. Our Customers are vulnerable and frail and with limited options during the pandemic, connecting with and supporting customers through befriending is more important.
Home@lone provides trained volunteer supporters to visit and befriend lonely, isolated, vulnerable older people in the community. Supporters receive training, are DBS checked and become our ears and eyes to prevent issues escalating preventing hospital admissions, further ill health and potential admission to residential care. Referrals are received, assessments carried out with volunteers and customers matched to ensure a successful outcome.
Please see Job Description and Application Form below:
This is a full time, permanent position, to represent and incorporate the organisation’s mission and values in your role as Befriender Coordinator on a day-to-day basis.
37 HOURS PER WEEK
£22,000.00 PER YEAR
Deadline for applications
Wednesday 6 October 2021
Tuesday 19 October 2021
Research shows that older people living on their own risk loneliness and social isolation and need more emotional support, companionship and timely support to sustain their mental and physical wellbeing.
Issues to be addressed include:
• Social isolation and disconnection from communities; feelings of emotional loneliness and poor mental wellbeing.
• Health and social inequalities - barriers to accessing support.
• Making unnecessary GP and /or A&E visits.
WE URGENTLY NEED VOLUNTEER BEFRIENDERS ACROSS NORTH NORTHAMPTONSHIRE.
We are always looking for volunteers to step forward for this worthwhile project.
PLEASE CONTACT SERVE TO DIRECT YOU TO YOUR NEAREST BEFRIENDING SERVICE.
Contact 01933 315555
Help us to change the lives of lonely, isolated people.
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