Community Buddy

Main Duties:

To provide support to the Carer Community Link Worker (CCLW) to encourage, support and accompany carers to activities in the community. Thereby helping carers to connect to local services, activities or groups which will aid them to reduce their feelings of loneliness and isolation.

Main Role tasks:

· Travel to venues with carers (public transport)

· Attend activities for the first time

· Explore other options if the carer changes their mind

· Keep the CCLW up to date with developments

About North Tyneside Carers' Centre

North Tyneside Carers’ Centre is an independent charity, with a board of trustees and around 22 employees and 25 volunteers

Carers are involved at every level of our organisation including policy and service development and are represented on the board of trustees, our staff team and volunteers. Our core services include Adult Carer support and Young Carer support. We run a number additional services that offer carers a range of high quality services to help them look after their own health and wellbeing, and cope better in their caring role.

We provide training and information for carers who live or care for someone in North Tyneside, professionals supporting carers and employers looking to understand carers in their workforce.

What skills do I need?

· An ability to empower others

· Have patience and work at the pace of others

· Understanding that time to adjust may be needed

· To listen to concerns and demonstrate empathy

· An ability to build confidence in others

· Effective communication skills

· Organisational skills

· Competent using Zoom, MS Teams, Word and email.

· Able to recognise when to ask for support.

Posted for
North Tyneside Carers' Centre

Register your Interest

Quick Enquiry


  • Health and Social Care


  • Supporting People and Befriending


  • Accessibility
  • Age restrictions
    18 plus
  • Child Protection Policy (where relevant)
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Vulnerable Adults Policy (where relevant)
  • Written role description

When can I volunteer?

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Availability Details

Hours of volunteering: Variable to suit volunteer and the needs of the project. As part of the volunteer recruitment process we will explore when the applicant would be able to commit.

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