Befriender for Elderly People

  • VO71031


Description

We are looking for volunteers to befriend elderly people living in their own homes. The aim is to reduce social isolation and feeling of loneliness amongst the elderly people. By providing 1:1 support you will also indirectly support people’s family by giving them short respite and/or someone to talk to.

Organisation aims and objectives

The City of Edinburgh Social Work Department aims to provide good quality services to people in Edinburgh to protect people from abuse, neglect, accident & self harm. We arrange and provide services for people in their own homes, in day centres, in family care & residential homes. We encourage voluntary organisations & self help groups whose work helps us to achieve our aims and to tell the citizens of Edinburgh, the local Council and central government about groups and minorities whose needs are being neglected, to try and promote their welfare.

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2-4h per week or every other week

Restrictions

Experience required: Patience, non- judgmental attitude, being reliable and punctual .
Travel details: Various locations across Edinburgh.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: All pocket expenses will be paid on a regular basis (as frequently as the volunteer wishes so).
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

Last updated 3 months ago