Social Prescribing volunteer
Family Action Social Prescribing
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It is a way of enabling people to access social or community activities and resources to help improve health their and well being. Based in Hackney and The City we work alongside GP’s to assess people who are socially isolated and/or with Long term conditions through helping them identify social and leisure activities as well as wellbeing services within their community and supporting them to engage with these activities. The Well Being Co-ordinator and Service User will identify meaningful activities they want to attend, however some individuals might find attempting to attend the prescribed activity a challenge.Under the supervision of the co-ordinators our volunteers help to support the service users to access the activities and follow through on goals they have set; this could be offering practical and emotional support to help with their confidence, for example helping them to find the right bus route or making the journey with them due to psychological barriers or poor mobility skills. The volunteer’s role within the Social Prescribing Service is varied and dynamic.
To be able to relate to people with sensitivity and empathy, especially with vulnerable people.
Maintain a professional stance in their relationship to service user.
Further location details may be provided below.
Gulden Sural / Beverly James / Nurul Chowdhury/ Borja Ramirez-Cardenas
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18 and over
We particularly welcome and are keen on volunteers who are local to Hackney.
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You need to commit to a regular volunteering opportunity of around an hour a week. The table below shows the commitment required for each level of the DofE.
Minimum time: 3 or 6 monthsYou must do one of your volunteering, Physical or Skills sections for 6 months, the others for 3.
Minimum time: 6 or 12 monthsIf you heven't achieved your Bronze Award, you must extend your volunteering or the longer of your Physical or Skills sections to 12 months.
Minimum time: 12 or 18 monthsIf you heven't achieved your Silver Award, you must extend your volunteering or the longer of your Physical or Skills sections to 18 months.