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Female Carers Peer Group Volunteer Facilitator

  • VO73172


Description

The monthly female peer group is for unpaid carers who look after a relative or friend who has an illness, disability, addiction or are frail or elderly. The group allows carers to meet others in a similar situation, time out from their caring role and access support and information. The facilitator would welcome carers, encourage discussion and liaise with a member of staff to organise relevant speakers if and when requested by carers

Organisation aims and objectives

The Carers Centre provides a range of services aimed at providing practical and emotional support to carers. A carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family, friends or neighbours who are ill, disabled or have a mental health or substance misuse problem.

Availability

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Restrictions

Experience required: A knowledge of what carers may do on a day to day basis and what supports could be put in place to help
Travel details: The session takes place on the last Thursday of the month, 10 am - 12 pm at Sandlers Cottage, Eastwood Park, Rouken Glen Road, Giffnock, G46 6UG

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses, monies for tea, milk etc on submission of receipts
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Welcome to shadow a member of staff during a session
Training details: Introduction to the Carers Centre supports, adult support and protection training, regular support and supervision sessions with staff member
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 5 months ago