As a Befriender, you could make a huge difference to the life of a lonely older person if you have just an hour or so to spare each week.
Could this be you? We are looking for caring, reliable people to visit isolated older people living in the Holborn area; providing company, friendship and a link to the wider community.
Holborn Community Association is a charity based in Holborn and running three community centres. The services and activities run in this busy, multi-cultural, inner city area cater for all ages and include a broad range of activities for older people.
With a mission to respond to local needs, The Befriending Scheme is an important part of the work undertaken by Holborn Community Association, whose aim is for everyone to be able to participate fully in their local community.
You could make a huge difference to the life of a lonely older person if you have just an hour or so to spare each week.
The HCA Befriending Scheme aims to reduce loneliness and isolation and increase the quality of life of older people living in the Holborn, Bloomsbury and Covent Garden areas. The scheme supports mainly house-bound older people, matching them with trained volunteers who visit them at home on a regular basis.
Visiting lonely and isolated older people, offering friendship and social interaction and supporting the person's independence.
• A caring nature
• Good communication and listening skills
• Able to treat people with dignity and respect at all times
• Able to maintain confidentiality
• Able to maintain boundaries
• Able to work within Holborn Community Association’s policies and procedures, in particular its Health & Safety and Equality and Diversity policies