Predominantly working directly with individuals in group settings, liaising with Housing and Voluntary
and Community Sector Organisations, (VCS) businesses and local authorities; the CEPO will be
responsible for making the necessary contacts to enable delivery of engagement projects for vulnerable and isolated people within the communities of North Suffolk and Norfolk.
The role includes the delivery of a range of community projects and interventions, the organisation of events and the development of low level mental health support within Orbit Housing across North Suffolk and Norfolk. The initial focus will be on existing projects, managing referrals and volunteer recruitment. We anticipate an increase in the successful candidate’s hours as we increase the amount of Orbit Customers we reach and the numbers of groups we run. The CEPO will engage, inform and empower individuals, encouraging them to take positive steps to improve their mental health and wellbeing, helping them to identify areas in which they need help and support whilst building links in the community. The CEPO will be responsible for seeking out new opportunities for partnerships, encouraging new and creative ideas to support the long-term aim of reducing health inequalities and increasing community resilience.
For an application form, please call 01787 371333 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Befriending Scheme supports vulnerable people by running HUB groups across the county. We are looking for volunteers who are willing to give some time to assist at the groups by befriending vulnerable people, running group activities, serving refreshments, helping set up for activities and clearing away at the end of a session. Our Sudbury Hub is popular, enjoys music and is a lively fun place to be.
It is important that our Hub volunteers are:-
Understanding and respectful of all who attend the HUB group
Mindful at all times of confidentiality for clients and other volunteers
Open to helping the Hub Area Co-Ordinator in running age appropriate activities
Encouraging, but respectful of a choice to refrain from taking part in activities
Patience in allowing sufficient time for clients with speech and language difficulties to verbally express themselves
Value our clients’ knowledge, experiences and opinions
Assist the Area Hub Co-Ordinator, when able, with fundraising/promotional events
Report any concerns to the Area Hub Co-Ordinator regarding clients/volunteers/other matters asap
Feel able to share ideas with the Area Hub Co-Ordinator for future activities/events
Attend the volunteer meetings, and give appropriate feedback to the AC
Attend training events/updates as and when able
Ensure the claiming of expenses is carried out on a regular monthly basis
Hub days are on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and the groups run from 10am-3pm.
Please call 01787 371333 or e-mail email@example.com for a volunteer expression of interest form.
Our Annual Report 2017/2018 is now available to read online!
You can now read our AR right here on the TBS website. It’s available publicly, so simply click here to go to the report.
To view the report fullscreen, click the fullscreen icon in the bottom right of the viewer.
Did you catch our CEO Shirley Moore on BBC Radio Suffolk on Sunday?
Listen to her chat with Lesley Dolphin on catch-up about how The Befriending Scheme got off the ground, what goes on our at our Hub groups and how vital our services remain. Shirley starts at 40 mins.
Only 2 days until Party in the Park 2018! Here's a programme of all of the acts that will be performing on The Befriending Scheme's Acoustic Stage!
Party in the Park will be on from 11:00am till 9:00pm on Sunday 22nd July 2018. There will be fun-filled activities for all the family, and a bar for the adults! Pop along and come say 'Hi!' to our friendly team of staff hanging out by The Befriending Scheme stall.