Role Outline

The aim of the service is to support isolated and/or housebound older LGBT+ people by engaging in regular visits and when appropriate accompanying them to events/groups

  • Supporting an older person to attend a group or outing.
  • Visiting in their home providing a social contact. ODL cannot guarantee that all of the above venues will be accessible.
  • Assist with tasks such as making cups of tea, reading and general correspondence if appropriate.
  • To keep an updated confidential record of all contact (visit and phone calls) and in this record each month (or as arranged with the befriending coordinator).  Any emerging problems or concerns direct to the coordinator as appropriate.
  • Be prepared to attend any relevant peer befrienders’ meetings and training sessions (at least two a year).
  • To meet the befriending coordinator face-to-face at least once a year.
  • A befriender will not be expected to undertake any task, which would normally be done by a paid member of staff.

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