Becoming a Befriender & Companion is very similiar to a volunteer job and is such a rewarding role and in this current moment, we need you more than ever in the Redhill Surrey. Are you looking for a role where you can make a difference to someone in your local community, someone like Bea*?
This could be the most rewarding role you ever take on especially with the current situation in the country. You could be a local star and help the most vulnerable in the community, not just for the short term, but long-term. The feeling of knowing you have helped someone is a feeling like no other.
Could you support Bea?
Bea is 85 years old; she has lived in on her own since her husband, Peter, died 4 years ago and has always been independent. Last year, Bea had a fall whilst out shopping and it knocked her confidence somewhat. She stopped going out and even became scared of the stairs in her own house and would often sleep on the sofa rather than go to bed. She also would not leave her house, not even into the garden in case she had another fall. Bea is typical of someone you would support. You would help her with daily routines that have become harder for her but also help to keep her independent and doing the things she has always done. This would be things like helping her with her morning, lunchtime, or evening routine and some elements of personal care. Getting her a bit of shopping, keeping her home tidy, helping to prepare meals and reminding her to take her medication. She also loves to get her photo albums and music records out and share her special memories over a brew. She’s got a lot of wonderful stories.
Come and join the best!
You would be working for a very bespoke provider of companionship led care and support to older people living in their own homes. An award-winning provider not only in the UK but in lots of other countries where they all follow the same vision – to change the face of ageing and making a huge impact on people’s lives. On a day to day basis you would be matched to older adults in your local community who are looking for a little bit of extra help to stay happy and healthy in their own homes, assisting them with maintaining their routine.
The owner started the service after delivering care for this company and realising what a difference the service made to peoples’ lives. When the opportunity arose to open an office in his hometown, he realised how much he could help in his local community.
Befriender & Companion - Benefits & Hours
- £9.75 - £11 per hour plus 25p-45p mileage allowance
- Flexible part-time hours including mixture of early mornings, evenings, and alternate weekends.
How do you apply or ask a question?
We are Managed Advertising Solutions Ltd; we act as an Advertising Agency on behalf of the end employer. If you have any questions about this Paid Volunteer, Befriender & Companion role, or, you wish to apply please click on the apply button. Once you have applied, we would carry out an initial pre-screen of your application, your CV & application is then passed to the end employer who would then contact you directly to progress your application further. This would usually be within 24-72 hours of applying and this telephone conversation is for you to ask any questions you may have and the end employer to find out more about you.
*Bea is just a typical example of someone you would support.