About the role
People with Learning Disabilities and Autism are more likely to be socially isolated from their communities than other people. We want to reconnect people with Learning Disabilities and Autism with their communities, and tackle a problem that is shortening lives and eroding wellbeing.
The aim of the Community Connecter is to support people affected by social isolation and loneliness and to help them gain confidence and to reconnect to their community in partnership with existing and new partner organisations.
What you will be doing
•Being aware of and keeping up to date with local community services, groups and resources that might be of interest to the people we support.
•Talking to the people we support to find out what would make life good for them, understanding their goals and aspirations.
•Supporting people to make contact with and attend clubs, groups and activities in their community.
•This may involve travelling with people or giving them lifts using your own vehicle where appropriate.
•A people-person- outgoing, confident and interested in others.
•Well connected with your local community, or interested in building this skill.
•Diplomatic, enthusiastic and a team player
•This role requires a DBS check.
What We Offer:
•The chance to make a difference to people with learning disabilities and autism.
•Out of pocket expenses.
•A great opportunity to develop your existing skills, experience and professional network.
•The company of a warm and friendly team of like-minded people.
This volunteering activity is only available for participants over the age of 18.
Please note that we will need to obtain 2 character references for you before you can begin volunteering.
A DBS check will be required for this role.
If you have any questions or would like to discuss the role in more detail please call the Volunteering Team on 0300 303 9162, or email us at [email protected]