Contract type: Volunteer
Working pattern: Part-time
How to apply: Please visit https://associationofcarers.org.uk/ to apply
About the role
What is a Carer?
A Carer is someone of any age who provides unpaid support to family or friends who could not manage without this help. Carers often experience stress, loneliness and isolation, they can find it difficult to go out because they cannot leave the person they look after on their own.
We support unpaid Carers in East Sussex to continue in their caring role by providing free, high quality, volunteer-led services that encourage independence and reduce isolation.
Our services include:
Regular Respite Breaks: Giving Carers the opportunity to have some time to them self, building a long-term befriending relationship with the cared for person.
Respite for Healthcare: Enabling Carers to attend their own healthcare appointments by sitting with the cared for person while they go.
Telephone Support: Providing Carers with a listening ear and the opportunity to discuss their caring role in confidence.
Computer Help at Home: Teaching Carers to use their computer in ways that will help them to have more time to themselves and reduce their isolation.
Young Carers Befriending: Giving Young Carers the opportunity to take a break from their caring role.
What does a Computer help at home volunteer do?
Computer Help at Home volunteers visit the Carer in their home and help them learn to use their own IT equipment in their own homes to do things that will support them in their caring role, such as online shopping or keeping in touch with family and friends. This is a teaching role, and not IT troubleshooting.
Your starting salary will be pro rata if the above position is part-time or term-time only.