As a Mencap Visiting Service volunteer, you will be visiting a person with a learning disability in their local community to spend time with them doing the things they want to do. You will be reducing social isolation, helping them to form relationships and supporting them to enjoy activities.
In this particular role you will be supporting a 64 year old gentleman who loves to have someone to read aloud to. If you happen to speak French as well this is a bonus, but not necessary.
You will visit the gentleman in his own home (Tewkesbury town) where he lives with three other residents supported by a team of staff. The person you will visit communicates verbally and speaks both English and French. Each visit is unique to the individual being supported.
The Mencap visiting service was launched in 1963 and was designed to be a befriending service to adults with a learning disability for after their parents passed away.
What are they looking for?
You need to be a confident reader; reliable; willing to commit to a minimum period of 6 months (preferably 12 months); patient and caring
You will make 6 visits per year.
When: Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday morning, Wednesday afternoon, Thursday morning, Thursday afternoon, Saturday morning, Saturday afternoon, Sunday morning, Sunday afternoon,
Age requirements: Over 18
Exact location withheld, Tewkesbury, Gloucestershire, GL20 6AA
About Mencap (VG)
Mencap is the leading voice of learning disability. Everything they do is about valuing and supporting people with a learning disability, and their families and carers.
Their vision is a world where people with a learning disability are valued equally, listened to and included.
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