Coast Mens Carers Group | Co Facilitator/Support

Carers Support West Sussex

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Role aims: Supporting the Carer Wellbeing Worker to provide a safe space for carers to meet on a regular basis.

This group meets on the 2nd Friday of each month. Alternating at different venues (within a public environment i.e. Cafés/Pubs) across Arun, Adur, and Worthing. This group is to enables male carers to meet others who share a common bond, for easy conversation, information, and support within an informal setting.

Role Details: Within a public setting, carers are enabled to share their emotions to reduce stress and feelings of loneliness and isolation. This is achieved by actively listening, providing relevant information, responding to issues and concerns raised by the Carer.

The co-facilitator will be expected to feed back to the Carer Wellbeing Worker, any further actions to be taken on a 1:1 basis, or by signposting the Carer to call our Carer Response Line. The co-Facilitator would also be responsible for alerting the Carer Wellbeing Worker to any Safeguarding relate

Skills

Skills & Competencies:

  • Active listening, and excellent & effective communication.
  • Confident to engage with others within a group setting
  • An insight into issues carers face on a daily basis.
  • An empathetic caring approach when engaging with others
  • Personal/Professional insight into a specific condition or disability (preferred but not essential)
  • To be non-judgemental and be able to maintain personal boundaries
  • Encourage and promote carer health and wellbeing.

Benefits

  • Full Training provided
  • Paid Travel Expenses
  • Ongoing Support.

Practical Considerations

Location: Alternating monthly between: Bognor, Littlehampton, Worthing (Venues will be confirmed nearer the date)

When do I need to be available?

Details Hours Involved: 4 hours per month on average (including on-going training and regular reviews).
Morning Afternoon Evening
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Register your Interest

  • Details
  • Disabled Access
  • Equal Opportunities Policy or Statement
  • Expenses
  • Health and Safety
  • Induction
  • Insurance Cover for Volunteers
  • Other
  • Suitable for 13 - 16 years
  • Suitable for 16 - 18 years
  • Suitable for a group of volunteers
  • Suitable only for (e.g. 18+, LGBT, BAME, Women only)
    Over 18s only
  • Support on Offer
  • This role is adaptable for different abilities
  • Training