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Volunteer Visitor - Llangwyfan, Denbigh

Mencap

Job Description

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We are looking for a patient and caring volunteer to visit Bob* every 2 months. Bob is gentleman in his early 50s who lives in his own cottage within a larger care home outside of Denbigh.

He doesn't communicate verbally but we've tried to capture what we think he would say about what he likes to do:

I like to have choice about what I do. I have a pointing board and many photos of activities that I can choose. I really like diet coke and I drink decaf coffee. I particularly like a McDonalds chocolate muffin. I love bubbles and craft kits. I choose my own clothes and love colourful pyjama bottoms. I like to look -handsome" and it is nice when people say that to me. I like to go on long drives out and when I am encouraged to I will enjoy a long walk.

You would visit Bob every 2 months and either do activities together at home or go out with him and his support staff for a meal or for coffee.
For this role it would be helpful if you had some experience of working or spending time with adults or young people with autism or other additional needs. If you don't have experience but would like to find out more please email us or apply and we'll be in touch to talk about the role in more detail.
When & where do I need to be available?

Visits areevery 2 monthsand can be any day of the week except Mondays or Fridays.

Visits will last around from about 1 hour depending on what you do together.

Before applying please check your journeyto make sure it's practical for you. There is a bus from Denbigh if you don't drive.

As a Mencap Visiting Volunteeryou will be:

  • Aged 18 or over
  • Friendly, patient and reliable

For more information please email [email protected] or go straight to Apply!

*Not his real name
Mencap are strongly encouraging all our colleagues to have the Covid-19 vaccine as a way to help protect each other and the people we support. This is becoming increasingly important as evidence is starting to grow that the vaccine could help stop the spread of the virus, as well as protecting the person vaccinated from getting very ill.In addition, you maybe asked to take a lateral flow test or wear PPE when you volunteer.

Benefits

  • Make a difference for a person with a learning disability
  • Training & induction to thevolunteer role
  • Agreed out-of-pocket expenses (e.g. travel)
  • Mencap Extras - discounts from high street retailers
  • Meet new people
  • We'll value your contribution
  • Ongoing support from our Volunteer Coordinator, who will join you for your first visit

About Mencap

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