Golden Years Telephone Befriender

  • VO83539


Description

A weekly befriending call offering the older person the opportunity to develop a trusting relationship through conversation. This may help build confidence in themselves and enjoyment of being in touch with someone.

Organisation aims and objectives

Our vision is an inclusive society in which we all have the opportunities to live valued and fulfilled lives. We work to make that vision a reality by our mission to support people excluded from family, home, work or community on their life journey.

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Two hours per week/fortnight for 6-9 months

Restrictions

Experience required: Good listening and communication skills. Friendly personality/approachable. Reliable with good time keeping. Patience and empathy. Non-judgmental. Respectful of confidentiality. Able to work within set boundaries. Keep accurate visit records and feeding back to the team regularly.
Travel details: Based in Edinburgh to be able to attend training and catch ups with staff (once govt guidelines allow) you will mostly be based at home on the phone.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses provided
Training details: Training provided
Support: Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 5 days ago

Please note, organisations are currently experiencing a large volume of enquiries from people looking to help out. They may not always be able to meet this demand so please be patient, you may not receive a quick response or be assigned to a role.