Charity registered in Scotland
Develop learning opportunities for diabled adults, support life long learning. Train and support volunteers in the delivery of LEAD services
Lead Scotland’s Fife Befriending project is a service is for adults and older people in Fife who feel isolated, lonely or disconnected, perhaps as a result of disability, ill health or other circumstances. They are recruiting volunteers from the local community to offer one to one support to enable adults and older people to become more self-confident and motivated, to try new activities and to make more connections with their communities and local services. You do not need to have any qualifications as full training and support will be given. This role is more about who you are, not what you’ve done!
Being a befriender means you would be making a real difference to someone’s life. Maybe you could go for a short walk, go for a tea/coffee in town, find a local activity or simply spend some time having a chat in the person’s home. Befrienders carry out a purely social role and do not undertake any personal care or domestic duties. Each match will be for 4-6 months, depending on the needs of the person. You can volunteer at a time that suits you.
For more information about Lead Scotland, have a look at www.lead.org.uk
Lead Scotland volunteers support disabled persons and unpaid carers to learn. Most learners receive one to one support, to learn and develop all kinds of skills. Learners may want to brush up on their reading, writing and numbers skills – e.g. learning how to write a shopping list or work on a household budget. Other learners may want to learn how to use a mobile phone or a computer – e.g. send emails, do online shopping or access Facebook.
We have a person centred approach, which means we listen to what the learner wants to learn, and we can offer tailored learning packages to support them to achieve their goals. The learning can be formal or informal - learners can be supported to achieve a qualification or just simply learn skills to make a difference to every-day life!
Volunteers, who would like to support our literacies learners, will also have the opportunity to do the accredited SALL (Supporting Adult Literacies Learning) training course – it’s a great way to increase your knowledge and will look impressive on your CV too!
There are a variety of opportunities throughout Fife and the volunteer role can take place in a learning Centre or the learner's own home if appropriate. It would be beneficial for volunteers to have a driving licence and use of a car, as some opportunities may be difficult to access using public transport. However, volunteers who are willing to travel by bus are also welcome!
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21st June 2016
We want to say THANK YOU to everyone who rallied to make our conference on June 9th such a great day. “Are We There Yet?”, Improving lifelong and life wide learning journeys for disabled people, was this year’s conference theme.
We were delighted to have our conference opened w…