Community Escort

Leonard Cheshire - St Michael's, Axbridge

Name: Community Escort
Organisation: Leonard Cheshire - St Michael's, Axbridge
Location: St.Michael's, Leonard Cheshire, Cheddar Road, Axbridge, Somerset, BS26 2DW
Type: Part Time
We are looking for volunteers who can give a few hours at a time, as and when trips are organised. This may be during the day in the week, in the evening or at the weekend. Ideally, we would prefer regular availability, 1-3 times a month, with a commitment of minimum six months.

Description

We are looking for friendly and outgoing people to escort our residents on trips to the local community, such as the seaside, cinema, theatre, concerts, sport or cultural events. Volunteers will be supporting our Activities Team by ensuring every resident has a dedicated person enabling their participation during the trip. Training and ongoing support is provided to all volunteers to ensure they are comfortable and confident in their role.

Residents at St. Michael’s frequently go on trips to local places of interest. Our Activities Team support the residents by keeping them company, driving them to their destination, and pushing or assisting them with their wheelchair. Having an extra person on their team could mean that more residents are able to join them on the trip.

Volunteers receive all the necessary training before starting in their role. They will be supervised and supported throughout each outing by our experienced staff. Entry tickets to any attractions will be provided for free.

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Organisation Description

St. Michael’s is a nursing home for 36 adults with physical disabilities.
We are part of Leonard Cheshire, a UK charity supporting individuals to live, learn and work as independently as they choose, whatever their ability.


When

  Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Cause / Interests

  • Art and Culture
  • Disability
  • Health and Hospital and Hospices
  • Museums
  • Music

Types of Activity

  • Art
  • Befriending and Buddying
  • Caring
  • Community Work
  • Entertainment
  • Music

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

What we are looking for

A friendly and outgoing personality
Reliable
Be physically able to push a wheelchair (training is provided)
Ability to maintain confidentiality


Benefits

Rewarding role, enabling people with disabilities to engage in the local community
A free ticket to a sporting event or a theatre trip - in great company!
Comprehensive training package
Opportunity to gain experience if you are thinking about going into health and social care or medicine
Gain transferable skills such as communication to enhance your CV

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: Yes
Restrictions: Be physically able to push a wheelchair
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: Dependent on requirements of role
Offer: Yes
Training: Yes
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, Informal discussion, References, DBS Check, Interview