OPP OF THE DAY help older people feel less isolated in Kingswinford

Breakaway is a lunch club which is run by Jenny  from the British Legion in Kingswinford on Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays. Jenny is particularly keen to recruit some volunteers to help with the Friday session.

Volunteers would be helping by socialising with the people who attend, helping serve lunch, wash up, do teas/coffees and also help with activities. Jenny would also be interested in volunteers who may have ideas for new activities such as dancing too.

It’s a small, warm and very friendly group, so why not contact Jenny on jennybates1@virginmedia.com

OPP OF THE DAY: Lunch Club Helper, Blackheath Live at Home Scheme

We need lunch club helpers to assist in a variety of roles at our lunch clubs on Thursday and Fridays. Cooks, waitresses, cashier and washer uppers and general help is all needed. Volunteers are encouraged to undertake Food Safety Training and DBS checks (free of charge) are carried out for all our volunteers. Lunch clubs run from 10 – 1.15pm on Thursdays and Fridays. Volunteers can help on an infrequent basis – for example; once a week or fortnight.

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Peter King
Tel: 0121 561 7941
Email: Blackheath.liveathome@mha.org.uk

OPP OF THE DAY: Drivers, Blackheath Live at Home Scheme

We need drivers to collect and return members to their homes from our activities, particularly our lunch clubs which are held on a Thursday and Friday. Drivers will need to be available between 11 and 1.30 on those days. We will need to see evidence of current MOT certificate and insurance and a DBS check will be carried out on your behalf. A mileage allowance is paid at 45 pence per mile. This valuable service provides great help to members who are otherwise unable to attend and help to prevent their social isolation. Drivers are welcome to apply even if they can only help infrequently.

Skills:
We will need to see evidence of current MOT certificate and insurance and a DBS check will be carried out on your behalf.

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Peter King
Tel: 0121 561 7941
Email: Blackheath.liveathome@mha.org.uk

OPP OF THE DAY: Committee Secretary, Blackheath Live at Home Scheme

To arrange and attend committee meetings held bi monthly on a Monday afternoon. Ensuring all  necessary documentation is available to other committee members. Take minutes, type up and distribute to committee members. Help in preparation of Annual Report and Annual General Meeting. Assist with other admin as necessary.
This is a flexible role with work undertaken as and when necessary but attendance will be needed at meetings. All volunteer roles are subject to DBS checks.
Approx 4 hours per month.”

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Peter King
Tel: 0121 561 7941
Email: Blackheath.liveathome@mha.org.uk

OPP OF THE DAY: Befriender, Blackheath Live at Home Scheme

Could you offer Support & Friendship to older people in the Blackheath Area? Just a few hours a month could make all the difference Our main service is supporting independence which matches a volunteer visitor with an older person and encourages regular visiting and friendship. Great care is taken to match people, ensuring there are interests or circumstances in common that will encourage the friendship to grow. We are a volunteer-based scheme, offering support and friendship to older people in your community who may be isolated and unable to get out and about as they used to. We encourage them to regain lost confidence and to become part of local life once again. The Live at Home Initiative is a nationwide befriending service provided by local people to meet the needs of older men and women in the area. The initiative encourages older people to regain lost confidence and to feel part of the community again. Many older people are lonely or unable to get out and about. They spend many hours alone and would enjoy the company of a friend: someone to chat to, someone who has time to listen. To make life worth living… To encourage older people to remain living in their own homes. We need volunteers to act as Befrienders, visiting lonely and isolated older people in their own homes in the Blackheath area.

Skills:
A trained volunteer will visit an older person weekly to provide company whilst also helping to monitor their general safety and wellbeing. Aimed at elderly people who are lonely and isolated.

FOR MORE INFO OR TO APPLY please contact:

Peter King
Tel: 0121 561 7941
Email: Blackheath.liveathome@mha.org.uk