Our member, Carol, is 93 years old and lives alone in the Bristol area. Due to her combined sight and hearing loss, she is spending all of her time alone at home and is increasingly feeling more and more lonely and cut off from her local community.
Carol is looking for someone to visit her on a weekly basis ideally on a Monday, Saturday or Sunday morning. She simply would like some regular company, someone to chat to and possibly go to the local shops with. Carol really enjoys have a good old chat but has little opportunity to do so as she has little family, only a niece. She enjoys listening to the TV and radio and is interested in gardening and reminiscing about her life (she loved dancing when she was younger). Having someone to talk to would make a huge difference to her life.
Carol uses a walking stick and would require guiding when outside the home should you venture out. Full training will be given around this but no other experience is required - simply a warm heart and the ability to chat and listen.
Be the change Carol so badly needs and 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.