Our member, Sarah, is 93 years old and lives alone in the Stamford Hill area. Due to her combined sight and hearing loss, Sarah is finding herself spending more and more time home alone and is increasingly feeling lonely and cut off from her local community. She is looking for a friendly person who can spare a couple of hours ideally on a Tuesday to come over for a visit and a chat and perhaps a short walk locally.
Sarah is Jewish and vegetarian. As well as bringing up her three children, she was also a carer for her parents and lived for a time in France as her husband was French. She worked as a healthcare receptionist in the UK for over 18 years and before this, in an office for many years. Her hobbies include reading (especially biographies) and classical music. She has a wide range of interests and loves meeting people from different communities.
Could you spare a couple of hours a week and be a friend in Sarah? As Sarah communicates with clear speech, no experience is required - simply a warm heart and the ability to chat and listen.
Interested? Then apply today............
What will you get out of it?
It's a direct way to make a difference to a deafblind person’s life You will be supporting a great cause, while giving something back to your community You will build a new friendship and have the opportunities to learn new skills We will offer you full training, support and guidance throughout your volunteering experience with Deafblind UK Reimbursement of out of pocket expenses such as mileage or public transport costs.
Qualities and Skills we are looking for:
We are looking for enthusiastic and reliable Volunteers Good communication skills, particularly with regard to conversational skills To be reliable and have a genuine interest to make a difference in lives of deafblind people Patience and a warm and friendly attitude
What will we ask for in return?
A regular commitment of one weekly visit – usually 1-3 hours We will need to undertake two references and a DBS check before this role can start You will need to be over the age of 18 years to apply for this role
Then we want to hear from you...
Please click on the ‘Apply’ button and complete the short application form, alternatively to find out more you can contact our Volunteer Recruiter on 01733 358100.