Care Befrienders & Companions (Like a Volunteer)

  • Location

    Melksham, UK

  • Sector:

    Adult Homecare Branch

  • Job type:


  • Salary:

    £10.00 per hour (weekdays), and £11.00 per hour

  • Contact:

    Carol Raine

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  • Published:

    about 1 year ago

  • Expiry date:


We are looking for full or part time hours Befrienders & Companions who live close to Melksham and surrounding areas and surrounding areas of Wiltshire. Maybe you have been considered Volunteer jobs? No experience is required as full training will be provided. However, it is essential that you have a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle.  

There is no upper age limit for applications, becoming a Befriender & Care Companion so if you are retired/semi retired or simply looking for something to do in your spare time you could be perfect!

In a time like no other, where the whole country needs to pull together to beat the Coronavirus, we are looking for caring and empathetic individuals to become local stars and support older adults in the local community. Could you make a difference to someone like Alice*?

Alice lives on her own and suffered a broken hip after falling whilst out shopping. She became scared of leaving her home in case she had another fall and she was often very lonely. We arranged for a lovely girl called Claire to visit Alice as her regular Care Companion. Claire has helped Alice regain her confidence by gently persuading her to overcome her fears. She helps her get up in the morning, gets the shower/bath to the right temperature, get dressed, make her breakfast and maybe do a bit of light housework. Some days she will help her up the stairs to bed in the evening. Claire now takes her out on outings to her dance group with all her friends and out into town to do her shopping and have a nice cuppa. Alice said, “she thought she would never get a change to enjoy doing the things she loves doing most”. This has now become possible with the help and support care from Claire and you could help someone in your local community too and share that feeling.

Be part of something special and join a fantastic homecare branch.

You could be joining a national, award-winning organisation with an outstanding brand and reputation in the care industry! This provider puts their client at the forefront of everything they do and help people to remain in the place they love the most, their home. Not only do they promote a minimum of 30-45 minutes support, and they make sure their carers are perfectly matched to their clients, so you can build a lasting relationship! There may be elements of personal care involved in this role, but they can talk you through the client’s needs in more detail.

Benefits & Hours:

  • £10.00 per hour (weekdays), and £11.00 per hour (with a 40p increase for those holding an NVQ level 2 & further 40p increase for holding a level 3 NVQ).
  • Full Time & Part Time (to include evenings and alternate weekend working).
  • Holiday pay & pension.
  • Full in-house training provided.
  • Yearly team and family get togethers.

Do you have a big heart? If you are excited by this opportunity, then we would love to hear from you, so please click apply. Sometimes it is the littlest acts of kindness that make the biggest difference to a person’s life and you could be part of something amazing.

*Alice just an example of someone you will support