Opportunity

1 to 1 Peer Befriender (Older People)

  • Elderly
  • Befriending/Mentoring
  • All of West Dunbartonshire
  • Hours are flexible as the time is determined by the Befriendee and Befriender
  • Website
Description

Across West Dunbartonshire many people live alone and can often feel isolated. The reasons for this may be varied - they may have difficulty leaving the house alone, have no close family or friends, or have lost confidence after illness or a life-change. In every case, what is missing is someone like you.
Everyone gets older and we are living longer. It can become harder to make new friends and connections as we leave work, grow apart, see family move away and deal with health issues.
With your help, someone in our community could feel supported, less alone and more able to get out and about. If this sopunds like you, all we ask is a few hours every week of your time, over a year. We will be here to provide training, and any help and support you need.

Due to Covid we have had to have a flexible approach to our opportunities so depending on the restrictions that are in place at any point the opportunities may come under one of the following options:
Open for recruitment and placement
Open for recruitment and risk assessed placement activity
Open for some recruitment and some risk assessed placement activity
Open for some recruitment but currently closed to placement activity
Closed for all recruitment and placement activity

Travel Info
You will receive out-of-pocket expenses.
Restrictions
This is a peer service - Age 50+
- PVG Required

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