Carers Befriender

At Age UK Merton, we are looking for befriender to connect with a carer in the community. By providing one-to-one support to carers, you will help to alleviate loneliness, improve social connections and access to community and wellbeing activities. During COVID19, this role will be based online and over the telephone but we will look to introduce you to the person to provide face to face support when it is safe to do so.

Essential skills include:

  • Good listening skills, understanding and empathy with the needs of carers, ability to empower and promote independence
  • Ability to adhere to boundaries
  • Ability to be open minded and non-judgemental
  • Ability to be friendly and patient, reliability, punctuality and trustworthiness
  • Ability to read between the lines
  • Good communication skills especially English
  • Ability to maintain written records
  • Agreement and ability to work within organisational policies and procedures

To apply to this role, please email volunteering@ageukmerton.org.uk or call 020 8648 5792