Befriender for Adults with Learning Disabilities

West Street is a crisis service for Adults with learning Disabilities whose placements have broken down for any number of reasons, and we support them to find a suitable place to move on to. Our residents are only with us for a limited time and with the help of volunteers they will be able to partake in activities they enjoy and be able to access the local community more often. Can you come in and spend time doing an activity which they enjoy or spare the time to take them into the local community? Do you have a special skill such as arts and crafts, baking, music?

If you have some spare time and could offer friendship to our residents we would love to hear from you.


Befriending residents on a one to one basis:

• Patient and caring nature

• Able to communicate at different levels depending on the needs of the person

• Good listener

• Any other skills, music, art, baking, gardening

• Adaptable and flexible to change of residents


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    18 and over only.
  • DBS check required
    Enhanced DBS.
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
    Arrangements for this will be discussed upon induction.
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

Start Date: 13/03/2017

End Date: 24/12/2020

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