When We Need You
From 23/11/2006 onwards
This is an opportunity to support a middle aged man who has an acquired brain injury with profound speech difficulties. He wishes a befriender to enable him to attend activities and social events within the community. His hobbies include music, movies, cycling, computing, photography, gardening and engineering. He has recently relocated to Dumfries and wishes to join groups and clubs to be able to meet new friends but due to his speech difficulties he finds this difficult to maintain on his own.
About Headway House (D&G) Assoc. Ltd
To provide information, advice and support to people with an acquired brain injury, their families and carers living in Dumfries and Galloway
Skills & Experience
Lots of patience, a quiet manner, ability to speak very slowly as the client has speech difficulties and needs time to respond to questions.
A volunteer befriender to support the client in and around Dumfries to access social and community events.
Application Form, Induction/Training, Interview, Police Check, References, Trial Period
Training and Induction Details
Induction training on headway's policies and procedures, health and safety guidance.
Befriending / Mentoring
Homeless / Housing
No Wheelchair Access
No Disabled Toilet
Frequency & Commitment
. Minimum Commitment: 4 Week
Volunteers must be at least 30 years of age.
Opportunity Provided By
24-26 Friars Vennel
Contact: Volunteer Action Dumfries and Galloway
Tel: 01387 267311