Step Down Befriending Support
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SummaryProvide 1:1 support to a carer to help boost their confidence and independence. Support can be flexible based on the needs and availability of both parties.
Many carers and those they care for struggle with isolation and loneliness. Their caring role may take up a large portion of their time and therefore be unable to undertake hobbies or social activities.
CMN Step Down Support Volunteers provide one to one support, tailored to the individual, for a set period of time (usually 3-6 months). This can be over the telephone, outside (weather permitting), at a café or community setting or, subject to a satisfactory risk assessment and approval from the Volunteer Coordinator, in the client’s own home (or even a mix of all of the above). Our volunteers provide a friendly face and a listening ear to those in need.
The aim of this role is to achieve a specific end goal, such as reconnecting with a community, engaging in a forgotten hobby or helping the carer to learn to make time for themselves.
This role can be conducted face-to-face or remotely, in a public place or at the carer's address.
What we will provide to volunteers💸 Reimbursement of costs🤝 Extra support
About Carers Matter Norfolk
Carers Matter Norfolk aims to help the thousands of unpaid carers throughout Norfolk. The support provided can vary depending on the individual and their needs.
The role of the volunteer within Carers Matter Norfolk is highly important as it provides a friendly face for carers to engage and build relationships with outside of their family circles. Volunteers can assist with a variety of tasks, such as providing coaching and mentoring for using digital technology, help to build confidence and participate in community events and help to facilitate local carer support groups.
Carers Matter Norfolk is dedicated to developing its volunteers throughout their time with the organisation, and personal development opportunities are available to everyone.