Action for Blind People Living with Sight Loss Peer Support Volunteer - Staffordshire

Recruiter
Location
Staffordshire
Posted
02 Mar 2017
Closes
02 Jun 2017
Ref
7768
Interests
Disability
Hours per month
10 to 20 hours
Expenses
Paid
Commitment
Long Term

Have you attended a Living with Sight Loss course? Could you share your experience of sight loss with other blind and partially sighted people?

We need you to support future courses by sharing your experience and by being able to relate to others who have recently been diagnosed with sight loss.
   
What Will You Be Doing?
Create a friendly welcome; Providing peer support; Sharing your experience

When will you be needed?
Flexible

Location: Staffordshire - Stafford, Biddulph, Stoke on Trent, Newcastle under Lyme
   
What Will You Be Doing - Further Info
Supporting and helping to deliver an empowerment course to a group of people with sight loss and their carers/partners.
Helping to facilitate group discussion
   
What Skills/Experience Are Needed?
Effective listening skills; Good Interpersonal Skills; Helpful and understanding manner; To support and respond sensitively; Treat information confidentially
   
What Will You Gain from the Role?
A chance to give something back; A chance to make a difference; Meeting new people; New experiences and skills
   
What Support Will You Be Given?
Understanding Sight Loss Pack; Induction; Expenses; Training as appropriate; Support from Volunteers and Staff
 

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