Volunteer Advocate – giving vulnerable adults a voice  with CCP (Ref: 123)
 
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Would you like to help people with Learning disabilities, Physical & Sensory disabilities, Mental Health issues and Older people to get their views respected and their rights protected?

In this role, you will help them understand choices available to them, and assist them to get their views heard. This could be helping with forms and letters, providing support with understanding bills and debts or helping them to access other help and support services.

You'll be identifying the issues and informing the client about their rights and choices & do research to ensure all information is available to them. You'll need to present the information in a form or format that they will understand.

Sometimes you'll be assisting in communicating needs and wishes to public services/bodies where appropriate so that clients are included in and contribute to the decisions affecting their lives.

This is so much more than a "support" role - you'll be empowering the individual towards making their own decisions and self-representation. It is important that the client "owns" the process, decisions, actions and outcomes.
What are they looking for?

You'll need to be able to take a Person Centered approach – ensuring the vulnerable person is at the centre of decisions that affect them

You'll need effective listening and communication skills for communicating with professionals as well as for clients who may have complex needs and come from diverse backgrounds.

Good recording and reporting skills, both verbal and written are essential

Practical

Accredited Core training and specific advocacy training provided

Reasonable expenses covered

You'll be working at facilities in Coleford, Cheltenham, Stroud and Gloucester visiting clients in their homes

You will need to commit to at least 3 hours per week.

When: Mornings/Afternoons, Mon-Fri
Age requirements: Over 18
Where?

Gloucestershire

About CCP
 
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CCP (Caring for Communities and People) exists to improve the lives of children, young people, families and vulnerable adults who have multiple and complex needs. Their priority is to those who have been excluded or have excluded themselves from mainstream services.

CCP work in partnership with the person and other agencies to create a sustainable and portable package of care and support networks, which enable them to realise their aspirations and reach their full potential in life.

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