Ashfield Voluntary Action

Ashfield Voluntary Action is a mid-Nottinghamshire based charity serving the Ashfield community.

Our Living Well Hub provides telephone befriending for adults who may be unable to leave their homes and feel lonely or isolated. One of our friendly volunteers will make regular calls at pre-arranged times.

With the support of the Living Well Hub Project Officer, the support offered by telephone befriending can be increased to face-to-face befriending either at home or at a pre-arranged place. Some people may prefer to start at this second stage of our befriending programme whilst some may be equally content with just telephone calls.

As an extension to the befriending, introduction to social groups and activities is offered. This may be just be our volunteer finding out information but it may also involve attending the group for a short while until the person they are supporting feels confident, safe and happy enough to go alone.

One Step At A Time is a buddy walks project we also offer giving support for recreational walks or even just taking the first step out of the door with an accompanied walk to the local shop.

All our volunteers are DBS checked and trained and each person will receive an ongoing programme of support which is individual to them.

For further information please email info@ashfielvoluntaryaction.org.uk or telephone 01623 555 551

Information for volunteers

Ashfield Voluntary Action is a mid-Nottinghamshire based charity serving the Ashfield community.

Our Living Well Hub provides telephone befriending for adults who may be unable to leave their homes and feel lonely or isolated.

With the support of the Living Well Hub Project Officer, the support offered by telephone befriending can be increased to face-to-face befriending either at home or at a pre-arranged place.

As an extension to the befriending, introduction to social groups and activities is offered. This may just be finding out information but it may also involve attending the group for a short while until the person you are supporting feels confident, safe and happy enough to go alone.

One Step At A Time is a buddy walks project we also offer giving support for recreational walks or even just taking the first step out of the door with an accompanied walk to the local shop.

Full training will be given to all volunteers and you will be required to comply with the DBS checks.

Volunteers do not have to offer the full range of befriending activities and may decide that just one area is where they would like to focus their time. There is no minimum amount of hours per week expected of a volunteer; it is just the regular commitment of a specified length of time.

Ashfield Voluntary Action is a small, friendly, local charity which offers equal support for volunteers and service users alike. We are local volunteer brokers and can offer further training and opportunities if required.

For further information please email
info@ashfieldvoluntaryaction.org.uk

Contact

Ashfield Voluntary Action
Health & Wellbeing Centre
Portland Street
Nottinghamshire
NG17 7AE

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