SDS Peer/ Community Mentor

  • VO78332


Description

You never know when you may need personal care to support you or someone you know. Whether through age, disability, illness or frailty, personal care tasks or day to day activities can become a frustration or struggle and having access to the right care, from the right source at the right time could make all the difference.

Self-directed support is a Scottish Government commitment that everyone eligible for care and support should have choice and control over how their care is assessed, arranged, delivered and monitored to meet their agreed health and social care needs. But this may not happen without the support of someone like you.

Maybe you are receiving support yourself and have had to look at the options available. Maybe you have supported a family member or friend, or you have some knowledge and learned skills you would like to out to good use. With your help, someone in your community could feel more confident with their care and more able to live the life they want in their own community.

If this sounds like you, all we ask is a few hours every week of your time. We will be there to provide any help, training and support you need. You will understand that for everyone safety you will be asked to go through a PVG (police) check.

So, if you can bring a listening ear and enjoy getting to know people in your community – we need your help.

Organisation aims and objectives

To promote the benefit of the inhabitants of West Dunbartonshire and in particular the advancement of education, the furtherance of health and the relief of poverty, sickness and distress by the promotion of the voluntary sector within the area so that the conditions of life of the aforementioned inhabitants may be improved.

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Restrictions

Experience required: Experience with Self Directed Support within the family
Travel details: Out and about in West Dunbartonshire and beyond
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Available
Taster details: Office based Self Directed Support training
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 8 days ago