Everyone can feel lonely and isolated at times, especially if experiencing hardship.
In response to the effects of loneliness and isolation on peoples wellbeing (physical, emotional, social and mental health), that the COVID-19 pandemic exacerbated, TLC have responded to this need and further developed our befriending service to combat the loneliness and isolation felt by many in our city.
Our expertly trained and compassionate volunteers not only provide a lifeline to people, in the form of friendship, but also a helping hand to reconnect to the community, bringing joy and passion back into people’s lives.
If you would like to be a beacon of hope to someone in need, please do apply to join our fantastic team of volunteers. For further information please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
At TLC our vision is to help care for our community. We believe in meeting the real needs of people. The TLC Befriending Service provides befriending for older adults in a care home/sheltered housing setting alongside other befrienders in south Aberdeen.
Experience required: - Good listening and communication skills with a range of people.
- Patience and tact.
- A caring, sympathetic, sensitive manner and a non-judgemental approach.
- Reliable and dependable.
- Ability to share experiences.
- Willing to learn.
- Have a positive outlook.
- Commitment to understanding the needs of the people we serve.
- Willingness to work without direct supervision.
- Understanding of confidentiality (working within TLC policies and procedures).
Travel details: Aberdeen City based.
Minimum age: 18
Training details: Excellent support and training is provided to all volunteers. Includes:
*Initial Induction Core Training:
- Intro to TLC
- Befriending Project Values
- Befriender Contact
- Policies & Procedures
- Mental Health Awareness Training
- Dementia Awareness training
Any further training needs will be identified throughout the lifespan of the project.
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