Carer Wellbeing Information Volunteer (Hospital)
The aim of this role is to increase the profile and presence of CSWS and the team based within the Hospital, by engaging directly with the general public and health professionals.
The volunteer would help oversee a CSWS Information stand where they would actively converse with people visiting or attending the hospital. Informing and enabling family and friend carers to access support from CSWS either within the hospital setting and/or on-going support post discharge.
Signposting carers to our countywide Response Line for registration, further support and onward referrals.
Engaging and providing information about CSWS to health professionals.
The volunteer would be asked to record details of engagement and actions.
Hours involved: 7-10 per month (including training and regular reviews).
Location: Community and Acute Hospitals in West Sussex
Carers Group co-Facilitator
Working alongside the Support Worker to provide a confidential space for carers to meet on a regular basis to off load, gain information and support. A number of our groups are generic carer groups, others are for specific conditions: ie mental health, dementia, parent carer, learning disabilities etc.
Hours involved: 4hrs per month on average –ie: one group (including training and regular reviews). Additional groups/hours available
Carer Community Liaison Volunteer
The aim of this role is to increases CSWS`s profile and presence in the community by building relationships with individuals, community groups and organisations in support of our work across the county.
You will be helping to increase the awareness of Carers Support West Sussex and the support we offer to our family and friends carers.
Location: Within an agreed geographical catchment area
Hours Involved: The role has a flexible schedule* which can be discussed and agreed on an individual basis. (* including training and regular reviews)
Young Adult Carer Transition Group
Shine is our programme for young adult carers aged 18-25. We are working with West Sussex Young Carers Team to provide ‘My Future’ transition groups for young carers and young adult carers aged 16-25, enabling young carers to make a successful transition from Children to Adult Carer Support services.
This is a pilot programme and we are currently building attendance across the groups.
Location: Worthing & Chichester
Hours Involved: A commitment of 4hrs on average per month (allowing for regular reviews and training) is required
Young Adult Carer Engagement Volunteer
Shine is our programme for young adult carers aged 18-25. The role would involve working with the Young Adult Carer Team (YAC) and in particular the YAC Champion. To meet and communicate regularly with allocated Young Adult Carers via text, phone, email, 1-2-1 meetings and support groups.
Location: Crawley, Chichester and Worthing (inc` areas surrounding)
Hours: A commitment of 14hrs on average per month (allowing for regular reviews and training) is required