The Community Connections project is designed to be an easy to use service for vulnerable Lewisham residents aged 18 years and above, to support them to access a wide range of services to better their health and wellbeing, reduce isolation and increase independence.
Our community based Connectors provide vital support to vulnerable people by visiting them at home to help link them to local social activities and support services. We match you based on your availability and location and provide you with an appointment time. Your role will be to:
Support the person to achieve their goals which might mean attending a new club with them for the first time to build confidence or similar
Provide client updates to Community Facilitators regularly
Work with the support of the office team to identify suitable services and spend time talking through these with the client
Complete basic templates and paperwork to detail the work you have carried out to be used for reporting purposes
Attending community events to raise the profile of Community Connections (optional)
Minimum time commitment
½ day a week for a minimum of 6 months
Skills and Attributes
Enthusiasm and a commitment to supporting vulnerable adults are essential. We will provide you with the training that you need though knowledge of the borough of Lewisham would be a bonus. You will need to have excellent English language skills and listening skills, additional language skills will be most welcome.
We will provide you with person centred planning training in addition to our volunteer induction and provide a forum events to meet with other volunteers and the Volunteer Coordinator to share learning.
If you are interested please download the below application form, equal opportunities form and role description and return the completed application form and equal opportunities form to firstname.lastname@example.org
T: 020 8314 6579