Ward Befriender Volunteer (Coral Ward)

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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We are looking for Ward Befrienders to provide companionship to patients on Coral Ward at Langley Green Hospital; to help patients to take part in appropriate social and/or recreational activities. The involvement aims to help our service users to feel less isolated and feel part of an enjoyable social relationship.

Langley Green is a state-of-the-art hospital for people with acute mental health problems. The hospital has two acute care working age wards, one integrated working age/older adults ward, and one psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU).

Coral ward is an acute ward for adults. Every room is single and en-suite. The ward has access to a garden, includes a lounge, a dedicated quiet room, as well as a women’s lounge. These are also quieter areas for sitting and relaxing.

We are looking for volunteers that can commit to one of the following shifts for a minimum of 6 months:

  • Wednesday - 5.30/6pm-8.30pm
  • Thursday - 5.30/6pm-8.30pm
  • Friday - 5.30/6pm-8.30pm.

Skills

  • Well presented, with a friendly and approachable manner and good verbal communication skills
  • An ability to relate well to people on a one to one basis and be sympathetic to others’ situations
  • An ability to be patient and calm even in the face of difficult situations
  • An ability to act on own initiative within the role description
  • An ability to start conversations/activities without prompting
  • A willingness to be flexible and to follow the guidance of a placement supervisor
  • A commitment to the trust’s equal opportunities and diversity policies
  • A willingness to abide by the Sussex Partnership volunteer guidelines,
  • including rules on confidentiality, health and safety, safeguarding adults and children and manual handling
  • To be willing to receive training any areas as appropriate to the volunteer role.

Benefits

  • Increase your social and relationship skills
  • Gain career experience
  • Increases self-confidence.

Practical Considerations

On-site parking

When do I need to be available?

Details We are looking for volunteers that can commit to one of the following shifts for a minimum of 6 months: Wednesday - 5.30/6pm-8.30pm Thursday - 5.30/6pm-8.30pm Friday - 5.30/6pm-8.30pm
Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Where does this role take place?

Langley Green Hospital
Martyrs Avenue
Crawley
RH11 7EJ

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • 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)
    18+
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training