St Barnabas Hospices
Community Companions offer befriending, sitting, or practical support to our patients and carers in their own homes, 2 hours per week. It could include taking a patient out in your own vehicle, perhaps to a local café or getting some light shopping. This help is to encourage and support independent living, which in turn leads to increased well-being.
This is an opportunity to be part of a team, but you must be able to work independently.
We will provide you with full training covering palliative care principles, moving and handling, lone worker training, supervision, boundaries, data protection, confidentiality, and safeguarding.
- A willingness to learn
- Friendly, reliable and a good listener
- Come with an open mind; accept people and respect their differences
- Some understanding of care giving and end of life
- Able to empathise with your patient whilst maintaining good boundaries
- Be able to adapt and meet the needs of your patients.
- Befriending a socially isolated person is extremely rewarding
- Meeting new people - patients and fellow Companions
- Travel expenses paid.
Opportunities across Arun, Adur and Worthing
When do I need to be available?
|Details||Week days morning or afternoon|
- Health and Social Care
- Supporting People and Befriending
Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
Health and Safety
Insurance Cover for Volunteers
Suitable for 13 - 16 years
Suitable for 16 - 18 years
Suitable for a group of volunteers
Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
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