Community Support

Leonard Cheshire - Birnbeck House

Name: Community Support
Organisation: Leonard Cheshire - Birnbeck House
Location: 2 St Paul's Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 4AF
Type: Part Time

Description

We are looking for people to help adults with learning disabilities have a high-quality social life, both in their local community and their residential home. Which would include escorting them on outings, helping them take part in hobbies such as gardening, walking, biking and using public transport.

The young adults at Quantock House have a range of different needs which are met by a person-centred approach adapted to suit individual needs.

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Organisation Description

Leonard Cheshire Disability is a charity supporting disabled people in the UK and around the world to fulfil their potential and live the lives they choose, enabling people to access the local community and participate fully in a wide range of social and leisure activities.

Birnbeck House is a home providing a range of services for adults with learning disabilities. It's a lovely Edwardian building situated near the sea front in the popular holiday town of Weston super Mare.

Our residents make sure their home has a lively atmosphere. We offer a wide range of activities, including swimming, music and dance therapy, and social events. We also hold fundraising events in the home, which residents get involved with, if they wish.

Our fully-trained staff members are experienced and provide our residents with 24-hour support. We support our residents to be independent and to take part in community activities as they wish.


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Cause / Interests

  • Disability
  • Mentoring

Types of Activity

  • Befriending and Buddying
  • Caring
  • Community Work
  • Mentoring

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

Experience of working with disabled people is not essential but we ask that you are:
• Willing to support choice and independence for disabled people
• Non-judgemental, empathetic and patient general IT Skills
• Reliable
• Good listening and explaining skills
• Good communicator


Benefits

• Gain experience working with disabled people
• Gain experience in training people
• Get support and training
• Opportunity to learn new skill and attend activities without any cost.

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: Yes, for lunch and travel
Restrictions: N/A
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: N/A
Offer: You will be supported by the Volunteer Coordinator.
Training: Ongoing training and support will be provided
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, DBS Check, Informal discussion, References