Name: Befriender
Organisation: LiveWest
Location: Various Locations, Plymouth, Devon, PL4 0PF
Type: Part Time


Previous experience is not essential, this role is about your ability to build a relationship with the service user and enhance their quality of life.
• Promote a positive on-going relationship
• Meet with service user on a regular basis and carry out activities to promote their wellbeing and social inclusion, this may include any day to day activity
• Actively listen and chat with the service user
• Remain Non-judgemental and promote confidentiality
• Manage Boundaries within your relationship
• Follow policies and procedures of LiveWest volunteer staff

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Organisation Description

LiveWest is a leading developer of housing in the south west. Within Plymouth we provide supported housing to a number of residents of various ages with various health & wellbeing concerns, providing them with support to continue with their lives whilst managing their circumstances.


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Cause / Interests

  • Disability
  • Elderly
  • Mental Health

Types of Activity

  • Befriending and Buddying

Skills and Qualifications


• No experiencce necessary

• Friendly, caring and approachable
• Flexible, reliable, dependable and consistent
• Good communication skills
• Patient
• Sensitive
• Empathetic


• Increased confidence
• Improved organisational and time keeping skills
• Customer Service experience including good communication
• An opportunity to work with elderly people in the care sector
• Increased knowledge of DCH
• A boost in morale

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: NA
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: Yes
Restrictions: NA
Induction: NA
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: NA
Offer: Yes
Training: Yes
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, DBS Check, Informal discussion, References