The Supporting People Enablement Team (SPET) are currently helping one of our older tenants to find a companion to spend time with on a regular basis. She is active and frequently likes to go on days out and weekends away. She loves spending time out and about and is looking for a mature female to share her love of arts and crafts, accompany her on trips, and have a chat over coffee on Wednesday and/or Thursday afternoons. This role would suit someone who is laid back and cheerful, with a good sense of humour. The position is on a voluntary basis but reasonable out of pocket expenses will be paid. It is also subject to an enhanced DBS (Police) check which is currently free to volunteers.
First established in December 2012, SPET provides one-to-one support to East Kent Mencap tenants to enable them to become more independent and access a greater number of services in the community. The SPET team support our tenants to achieve the things they want out of life, whether this is maintaining contact with friends and family, finding a job, or speaking up about the things that are important to them. The team also provide person-centred plans to support people to realise their goals and be the person they want to be.
If you feel that this a position that may interest you, please contact our office on 01843 224482 and leave your name and contact number. Potential volunteers will initially be invited to meet the tenant for an informal discussion.