Volunteer Advocates – Ashford, Canterbury Maidstone area

Flexible CROP (Citizens Rights for Older People) in Care , in Elderly Care , in General Assistance Email Job
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Job Description

 

WHO ARE WE?

CROP (Citizens Rights for Older People) is an amazing charity helping older people in the local community to stay well and self-manage and remain independent, to ensure they exercise the same rights as other consumers and prevent ageism. We do this through delivering Advocacy, Information and Advice led by our volunteer advocates located across most of Kent, who visit an older person in their own home or care/residential home.

OUR AIM

Our aim is to ensure every older person asking for our help can be supported by a visiting advocate, who maybe isolated, vulnerable have no one to turn to, and is overwhelmed by a problem affecting them.

VOLUNTEER ADVOCATES

We are looking to recruit enthusiastic volunteers, across Kent, to help advocate on issues affecting an older person.   We will provide all training and mentoring support and all visits will be in your local community.

Training and mentoring support is on-going, is flexible, and if preferred, you can specialise in an area of your choosing from understanding and applying for benefits including disability benefits, Appeals and challenging decisions, investigating and problem solving i.e. complaint, housing or care issue to helping to express their views and wishes when decisions are being made about them or writing letters and talking to services and professionals on their behalf.

You will be part of a team, fully supported and valued, all out of pocket expenses paid (mileage at 40 pence per mile) and enjoy volunteer events and meet ups

All volunteers undergo Enhanced DBS Check.

We welcome volunteers from all walks of life to actively use your life skills and experience and help others.

If you are passionate about helping older people, ensuring there is fairness and equality, please email for an application form or give us a call on 01622 851200.

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