The support worker role is an important role which can involve providing a listening ear, help with official forms and support at meeting in relation to housing, benefits and independent living. The Butterfly Trust provides services that are designed to improve the quality of life for young people living with Cystic Fibrosis. This includes insuring they can live in a suitable home environment; benefit from the best home care; have access to other help and enjoy equal opportunities in education, employment and independent living. These outreach services are delevered by trained volunteers who provide face to face support around the country.
It is a very rewarding role, as the tasks carried out make a real difference to the quality of daily life for the young people we support. The Support Worker is our first point of contact with clients in their area responding to requests. Support Workers can also be trained to provide advocacy if they wish to be more challenged, learn new skills or perhaps make good use of those they already have.