Sitting-In Volunteer

n-compass operates across the North West of England to make a positive difference and enhance life opportunities for adults and young people disadvantaged by disability, physical/mental illness, age or social exclusion through providing advocacy, carers, health & wellbeing, and young people's services To allow carers a much-needed break from their caring role in order to do something for themselves.
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly, Fortnightly

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

Volunteers spend an agreed amount of time (usually two hours) at the home of a carer/cared-for person every week. Volunteers spend time with the cared-for person, chatting, going for a walk, playing board games or watching TV. This allows the unpaid carer an opportunity for a break and a chance to do something for themselves.
The volunteer does not administer medication or undertake any personal care.

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Friendly and welcoming. No qualifications needed.

Areas of Interest: Crisis Support, Disability, Mental Health, Social care, Social Welfare
Opportunity suitable for: Employee Volunteers, Long term commitment, Older people, People seeking work, University students, With friends
What activities will the volunteer do? Befriending
Skills gained in this role: Cleaning and tidying, Listening, Organising, Reasoning, Talking to others
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: Accessible toilets

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Carers Hub - Rochdale
Organisation Profile: The Carers’ Hub Rochdale provides a single point of access for all Carers including both young and adult Carers in the borough. The Hub exists to ensure that Carers of all ages have access to information, advice and a wide range of support services. These support services are designed to help Carers continue in their caring role for as long as they choose and to reduce the impact the caring role can have on a Carers own health and wellbeing. Support can include: Support from a dedicated Carers support worker specialised in fields such as young Carers support, mental health, dementia and ethnicity for example. A dedicated Carers support worker will get to know you and understand your needs as a Carer. They will also work with you to create a support plan to meet your individual needs. This could include: 1-2-1 or group based support Peer support Support to take a break including access to a volunteer sitting in service where a volunteer is matched with the person you care for to provide you with a short break from your caring role Information, advice and guidance Support to access community, health and wellbeing services Access to activities, training and much more.