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Carers Matter Norfolk (CMN) is a partnership funded by Norfolk County Council and Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group, lead by Bridges Outcome Partnership, a not-for-profit social enterprise, to ...

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Step Down Befriending Support

Step Down Befriending Support

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Summary

Provide 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.

Detailed description

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
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About Carers Matter Norfolk

Carers Matter Norfolk (CMN) is a partnership funded by Norfolk County Council and Norfolk Clinical Commissioning Group, lead by Bridges Outcome Partnership, a not-for-profit social enterprise, to provide tailored support services to meet the individual needs of unpaid adult carers. The service offers a free Advice Line, carers breaks, a highly skilled and knowledgeable team of Family Care Practitioners delivering Carer Assessments and practical support and a team of volunteers that deliver one-to-one and group wellbeing care and information in the community.

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.