Evening Befrienders - Silver Mews Care Home - RCVDA

Evening Befrienders – Silver Mews Care Home

Context of Role

The Friends of Silver Mews support the work of the Silver Mews Care Home. Situated in the heart of a residential community in the seaside town of Redcar. Silver Mews is a 41 bedded care home offering a range of care including Residential, Respite and Dementia care.

The Friends aim to improve the quality of life of the residents of the care home by working with staff, residents and relatives.

Role Description

Would you like to be part of Silver Mews Volunteering team? Befriending is a service that provides support and friendship to older people who may be feeling lonely or isolated.

Silver Mews Care Home are looking for to fill numerous roles for their evening befriending service.

This role is in the Silver Mews Care Home in Redcar.

It will be every Wednesday evening 5:30pm-7pm:30 or Sunday 5:30pm-7:30pm (could cover most days of the week).

Purpose of the Role

You will be given a list of residents to check in with. Some will chat for longer than others so there is no time frame set for each resident. You will visit the same people each week so you can build a good relationship with them. A Silver Mews team member will be available should you have any difficulties or worries.

Skills required:

  • To be passionate about supporting, enabling and empowering people who feel lonely or isolated.
  • To enjoy quality conversations.
  • Friendly and approachable.
  • To be a good listener and show empathy.
  • To be punctual and reliable.
  • To deal with any information in line with their data protection and confidentiality procedures.
  • Report any issues that may arise.
  • To be calm and have the confidence to work under minimal supervision.


The benefits for the volunteer (other than the fact that you will be providing a much needed role within care homes) are:

  • Induction to the service and volunteer role.
  • A settling in period to make sure this is the right role for you and to feel fully supported in role.
  • The opportunity to meet new people and be part of their team and learn new skills.

How to Apply

Detailed Role DescriptionN/A
Application FormatIf this is something that you are interested in, or you require more information on this role, then contact Tony Griffiths (Email: [email protected]), their Volunteer Coordinator who will be more than happy to help.

This post requires two references and a DBS check. All volunteers will receive a full induction and relevant training.
Deadline31/08/2024 16:00

Basic Info

  • Time Requirements: Flexible – Wednesday 5:30pm-7pm:30 or Sunday 5:30pm-7:30pm
  • Application Deadline: 31/08/2024 16:00
  • Based: Redcar & Cleveland
  • Location (jobs): Redcar & Cleveland
  • Organisation Name: Silver Mews Care Home
  • Application Website: https://silvermews.com

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