Supported Living Befriending Project


Students aged 18+, Community members aged 18+


Flexible days and times


Various locations


Flexible (min 2 to 3 hours a week)


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Supported living is a concept that was developed to ensure that people with learning disabilities, physical disabilities and/or mental health conditions own or rent their home and have control over the support they get, who they live with and how they live their lives.

As a volunteer, you will be paired with an adult with disabilities and/or mental health conditions based on your shared interests. You will then work with that individual to undertake activities, help them to learn new skills and support them to work towards their goals. You will never be involved in personal care, manual handling or administering medication. Volunteers this year have done a variety of activities from baking cakes to bike rides.

We hope that this project will give you an insight into support work, as well as personal satisfaction from knowing that you are directly helping and enhancing the lives of vulnerable adults in our community.