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Can you offer friendship and support to the deaf community?

by Sandwell Deaf Community Association (SDCA)

● Become involved in the various community groups and events which take place within SDCA and in the wider community
● Develop and promote a positive relationship with our service users
● Help raise self-esteem through a positive befriending relationship
● Help build confidence by increasing the range, the nature of activities and the potential for independent social interaction
● Help build independence by empowerment through social and leisure activities
● Participate in social and leisure activities of mutual interest
● Attend induction when you start, and training as reasonably required
● Receive and attend regular supervision
● Maintain confidentiality and adhere to all SDCA policies and procedures

Organisation description

SDCA is a charity based in Sandwell providing services to Deaf, Deafblind and Hard of Hearing adults

Address

The New Deaf Centre
Summer Street
B71 4JA West Bromwich

Contact

Amanda Bennett
07791 921011
amanda_bennett@sdca.co.uk

Accessibility

Please contact us to discuss any access requirements

Preferred skills

BSL Level 2 and above.
An understanding of living with a hearing loss/sensory impairment

Experience gained

Induction and safeguarding training.
Building professional relationships.
Timekeeping.
Planning of activities.

Will the organisation carry out a DBS check?

Yes

Minimum age

18+

Age focus

  • Young adults
  • Adults
  • Older people

Time of volunteering

  • Weekdays
  • Weekends
  • Daytime
  • Evenings

Categories

  • Mainly indoors
  • To learn new skills and improve my job prospects
  • To share my skills and creativity

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