Volunteering by Colin

Why I Became a Befriender by Colin Barnes
I have always been interest in people you probably could say I am a people person. I started Befriending about 18 months ago, I think I had good start because in my “Proper Job” I am a Mental Health Support worker and also work as a Bereavement Support worker.
When befriending you will meet people who are at a crossroads in their life and are desperate for company and someone to talk too.
Your main task is to listen, observe and take onboard what they are saying. Never be Judgemental .If a situation becomes out of your remit, pass it on to someone who can deal with it.
The joy you get when a client shows positive signs is what befriending is all about.
Colin Barnes

If you feel you have what it takes to be a Volunteer Befriender why not come to our next training session. Details here

We currently are looking for a volunteer to take the lead in our book club.

If your interested and would like to know more please click here

If you feel you have got what it takes to be a volunteer why dont you have a look at our Volunteering section or give Catherine a call on 01942 705959

We need you !

Are you looking for experience or want to be part of a team? Are you good a talking and listening to people? Why not join our Volunteer Team as a Reception Volunteer… based at the Carers Centre in Hindley you can make a real  impact in carers lives. We offer support, out of pocket expenses and a chance meet new friends. Get in touch (01942 705959)  for an informal chat with Catherine or check out the website carers & volunteers section for more details

Care Act Letter

The support Wigan Council offer to adult carers and the adult they care for is changing  from April 2015

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Health Trainer

The Health Trainer will be taking appointments at the Carers Centre.

Health Trainers provide advice, motivation and support in GP surgeries and other community settings. They help people develop a personal health plan to achieve goals such as eating healthier, cutting down on alcohol, quitting smoking, reducing stress levels and generally improving emotional health and wellbeing.

If you would like to know more, or to make an appointment at the Centre, please call 01942 481712.

Take your first step to a happier and healthier lifestyle.