Carers Support Group Assistant (Wellington)

Somerset Carers Service

Name: Carers Support Group Assistant (Wellington)
Organisation: Somerset Carers Service
Location: Wellington Medical Centre, Mantle Street, Wellington, TA21 8BD
Type: Part Time
Help is needed from 2pm to 4pm on the first Monday of each month.

Description

This is a great opportunity for someone who enjoys socialising and good company!

The Carers Support Group gives carers the opportunity to take a much needed break, socialise with other carers, and find out how to access local information, resources, and other sources of support.

The group is facilitated by a fully trained Carers Agent, but they need some friendly volunteers to help them ensure the sessions run smoothly. Tasks will include:

Giving a warm welcome to the carers attending the group
Helping prepare and serve teas and coffees
Chatting to the members of the group, filling in when the Carers Agent is busy with a one to one

This is a fun, friendly and sociable role. It's very rewarding to know you are providing much needed support to individuals who spend much of their time caring for others, who would otherwise be quite isolated.

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Organisation Description

The Somerset Carers Service offers vital free support and guidance for carers.

They recognise that whilst caring for another person is very rewarding, it can also be overwhelming and lonely at times. The Service can help link carers to local support groups and events in their area. They understand that every carer's situation is unique, and can offer specific support to carers to help them access resources and information that will help both them, and the person they are caring for.


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Afternoon
Evening

Cause / Interests

  • Community Health & Wellbeing
  • Mental Health
  • Older people
  • Social Care
  • Young People

Types of Activity

  • Advice, Information and Support
  • Befriending and Buddying
  • Care work
  • Catering
  • Community Health & Wellbeing
  • General and Helping

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

No previous experience needed, just the ability to show empathy and sensitivity when discussing carers’ personal circumstances.

We are seeking people that are:

Sociable and friendly
Able to be reassuring and welcoming to carers
Organised
Happy to volunteer as part of a team
Happy to 'get stuck in' and help with practical tasks


Benefits

By volunteering with us you will:

Meet new people and make new friends
Build your confidence and interpersonal skills
Learn about the role of carers and the challenges they face

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: NA
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: NA
Restrictions: NA
Induction: NA
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: NA
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

References, Trial Period