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Befriender for Elderly Lady (Leith)

You will be matched with a person in her 70s to provide her with companionship and offer social and intellectual stimulation. Sessions will be a mix of home visits and outings. The person uses a wheelchair and you will be asked to push the wheelchair when you go for a short walk or to the cafe. This lady is interested in travel, loves reading and doing wordsearches. She used to love going for long walks and cooking.

Experience Required

Good sense of humour. Interest in people. Good communication skills.

Training Details

Volunteer will be provided with face to face induction training; other relevant online training opportunities are available. Volunteer will be asked to attend and complete a 3hr manual handling course that will equip the volunteer with knowledge and confidence to support the person on the wheelchair and go out with them.

Flexibility & Commitment


2h every week or every other week.

Location/Travel Details

Good public transport with tram and several buses nearby. Good parking facilities.