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About the organisation

Age UK Kensington & Chelsea

Age UK Kensington & Chelsea is a local charity working with and for older people. We aim to promote independence and well-being in later life, encouraging self-help and peer support.

We offer a wide range of services and activities, and provide

interesting opportunities for people of all ages to get involved as

volunteers.

Our services go from Information and Advice (benefit claim or housing) Befriending (one-to-one basis or in group including people who lives with dementia) Shopping (taking people to their weekly shopping) IT support, Small DIY tasks (changing lightbulbs or assembling a flat pack) Gardening, Chair based exercise (to keep the muscle fit) Walking Support (to help people to recover their confidence after suffering a fall)

Application deadline: 
Friday, 14 June 2019

We actively combat loneliness by connecting isolated older people with their community and supporting them to join group activities. We have a different performance each month and it is a great opportunity to socialise, have fun and a cup of tea.

Role Aim: 

N/A

Duties: 

Socialise with the older community members throughout the activity

Befriend older people who live alone and are at risk of becoming isolated.

Motivate and support our members during the walking

Skills needed: 

N/A

Training: 

N/A

Location: 
Meeting point: Pret a Manger, 140 Ladbroke Grove, London W10 5NE
Time commitment: 
N/A
Opening times: 
N/A

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