Care and Share Companionship supports older people living in isolation and loneliness within the Kirkcaldy area. Our aim is to provide a service that helps improve health and well-being. Pre Covid-19 we offered support by our volunteers on a face to face basis. Taking people out shopping, to appointments, hairdressers, places of interest such as library, local exhibitions, for a refreshment or simply have a cup of tea and chat at home. They can accompany their 'friend' to groups of interest to help build their confidence or return to a hobby they previously enjoyed. At present following Government guidance, we offer weekly telephone and/or shopping delivery support. Training and guidelines are provided. At present following Government guidance, we offer telephone, shopping and face to face weekly visits
Group induction session around communication skills, data protection, health and safety and lone working. Ongoing training will take place quarterly and topics will be discussed with volunteers and trustees.
Out of pocket expenses paid?
Yes - 45p per mile.
Public transport on receipt of bus ticket.
We are looking for volunteers who have a friendly, warm personality, with good communication and listening skills. Have an understanding and the ability to maintain confidentiality and boundaries.
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