You will be assisting service users who experience mental distress in one-to-one settings:
-help to resettle in the community on discharge from hospital
-help to develop strategies to improve their quality of life and reduce their dependence on statutory services
-provide personalised key work support to enable people with complex mental health needs progress and maintain independent living.
Activities such as:
-Escorting people to appointments/outings/activities or events
-Organisational and administrative tasks – help with budgeting; understanding/applying for welfare benefits; letter writing and form filling; arranging activities/appointments; planning the use of other services such as shopping.
-Supporting people to maintain their homes – reporting/organising repairs; organising a move; signposting and referring to services and activities.
Benefits include volunteers receiving 3 days of training and a fortnightly group supervision.
What you will gain from this role:
-On the job training and supervision
-Support with professional development
-Work references provided after completion of one year volunteering
-Travel expenses reimbursed (within London)
We are looking for people who are friendly, patient and are confident talking to new people about their experiences of health and care services.