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Offered by:
My Sight Nottinghamshire
 
Location(s): Castle
 
Address where volunteering takes place: 26-28 Heathcoat Street Nottingham NG1 3AA  

How many places are on offer?

1

Purpose of Role:

After much feedback from local visually impaired people, My Sight Nottinghamshire has developed a new Peer support group, each group consists of 6 sessions held on a weekly basis.


Role Description:

After much feedback from local visually impaired people, My Sight Nottinghamshire has developed a new Peer Support group, each group consists sessions held on a weekly basis.

The group has a maximum of 10 people and is facilitated by a qualified, visually-impaired counsellor. The group discusses issues related to sight loss and participants will work together to explore feelings and concerns.

What is the purpose?
Adjust to vision loss practically and emotionally
Learn how to do things differently, new alternative ways to accomplish daily tasks
Understand how to be proactive and monitor your eye condition
Gain knowledge and awareness of tools, resources and services that can support independent living
Finding and sharing practical positive solutions to everyday problems
Gain skills
Get questions answered
Understanding how assistive technology can help
Make positive informed choices
Build new confidence/ Increase confidence
Increase independence
Support to remain open to visual devices and technology
Keeping up to date with devices, technology and services

Manage anxiety
Manage, explore and understand feelings
Meet and Connect with other people in a similar situation
Offer help, support and ideas to others in a similar situation

 
Skills and Qualifications:

We are looking for a volunteer to support this work by providing a one to one befriender in between group sessions, helping to gain confidence and learn new skills, overcome anxiety and depression and move forward with life. The position would be ideal for someone interested in counselling or group support and who would like to get some experience.

 
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Additional information:
Are there age restrictions for this opportunity? Yes
Age Restrictions:

18+

 
Are there gender restrictions for this opportunity? No
 
Is the opportunity accessible to disabled people? Yes
 
How long before volunteer can expect a response?
How long to complete training and recruitment?
 
Volunteer Expenses offered? Yes
Induction and Training offered? Yes
Support and Supervision offered? Yes
Has a risk assessment been carried out? Yes
DBS Disclosure required? No
 

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