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About the organisation

Centra Care and Support (Clarion)

Centra Care & Support is a registered charity, part of Clarion Housing Group, a social landlord providing affordable homes and delivering one of the country’s largest social investment programmes.

Activities include residential care homes, sheltered housing projects, shared accommodation and also floating support provided to people in their homes.

We provide support services to vulnerable groups in society including young people with complex needs, people with mental health difficulties, people with learning disabilities, older people, vulnerable families in the community and ex-offenders who also have mental health needs.

Application deadline: 

Centra Care & Support are looking for volunteers to lead fun activities for service users living in sheltered accommodation. Perhaps you’re curious about historical events and peoples’ favourite memories. From as little as 1 hour per week, we have different volunteering opportunities across London for friendly people to facilitate such as Group Reminiscence Volunteering, with the aim of providing an environment where vulnerable adult service users feel valued.

All volunteers receive expenses, thorough training, shadowing opportunities, and DBS checks.

Role Aim: 

We’re looking for volunteers to develop a programme of Reminiscence Activities around our residents’ interests and experiences. You will lead a regular group with an inclusive atmosphere where all members feel comfortable to contribute their stories and ideas.

Duties: 

? Get to know a group of interested Older People and develop a programme of Reminiscence Activities around their interests and experiences.

* Facilitate a regular group with an inclusive atmosphere where all members feel comfortable to contribute their stories and ideas.

* Carry out on-going research in response to the stories and ideas presented with the groups.

* Identify ways in which the group might continue to meet and sustain itself without a volunteer facilitator.

* Contribute to a Reminiscence Toolkit for use by other Reminiscence Volunteers

Skills needed: 

Listening skills, charisma

Training: 

Introduction to Boundaries

Personal Safety

Safeguarding Adults + optional training sessions

E-Learning

Location: 
Various schemes across London
Time commitment: 
1-5 hours per week
Opening times: 
Monday-Friday (9-5)
Categories: 
Once you’ve registered interest in this volunteering role, we’ll send your name and UCL email address to the organisation for their records. You’ll also receive information about the next steps to take if you do wish to take things forward. The organisation has signed up to our code of standards, which includes a commitment to protecting your data. We won’t share your information with anyone unless you’ve given explicit consent to. We’ll also retain your details so we can follow up to see how you’re getting on with your volunteering and offer support if necessary. We take good care of your data – you can see full details here