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Solidarity opens Doors – support disabled people at Llahnennock Lodge

Leonard Cheshire - LLanhennock Lodge

Caerleon, United Kingdom

The application deadline has passed.

Project description

The aim of this activity is to enable disabled people to access social and leisure activities Llanhennock Lodge, supporting our customers to live their lives in the way they choose. The specific objectives we would like to focus are: - To develop and provide, with the input of our customers, a diverse and stimulating activities programme - To enable disabled people to access social, leisure and employment activities - To introduce an international perspective to customers’ lives and form relationships with young people from other countries, to increase cultural solidarity - To support fundraising efforts and events - To improve solidarity between young people, disabled people, and the wider community. To apply fill in the application form at the following link – no CV will be consdered

Accommodation, food and transport arrangements

Llanhennock Lodge is 1.5 miles walk away from Caerleon, 5 miles away from Newport, and 17 miles away from Cardiff City. The volunteer accommodation at Llanhennock comprises of 2 individual bedroom units with en-suite. They are a good size and have a single bed and fitted wardrobes. Each of the rooms has their own locked door and are accessed from the first-floor corridor. There will be an adjacent room as a lounge room with comfy chairs and TV. There is Wi-Fi throughout the building. Each volunteer is provided with three meals per day from the service catering department.

Training during the project

Thorough training on working with vulnerable adults is provided to all our volunteers, and Leonard Cheshire staff helps volunteers during the induction process to understand each individual. Risk assessments ensure that volunteers are not asked to contribute outside of their capability or boundaries. Volunteers acquire a range of knowledge, skills and experience including a greater understanding of the issues affecting disabled people. They gain improved interpersonal skills and the ability to interact with a wide range of people. There will also be an opportunity to learn about the charity.

Volunteer profile

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers aged 18 - 30, who have a genuine interest, a good sense of humour, and passion for working with people with disabilities. No professional skills and experience is required, however it is recommended. It is a requirement that the volunteers can carry a conversation in English and understand basic instructions. Our residents ensure their home has a lively and friendly atmosphere. At their request, we offer a wide range of activities, including bingo, arts and crafts, trips to the cinema, board games and eating out.

Activity Dates

A total of 52 week(s) during the period 01/02/2021 to 31/01/2022

Activity Location

Caerleon United Kingdom

Looking for volunteers from

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Germany, Denmark, Estonia, Greece, Spain, Finland, France, Croatia, Ireland, Italy, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Latvia, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Sweden, Slovenia, Slovakia

Activity Topics

Social challenges

Health and wellbeing

Creativity and culture

Physical education and sport

Deadline for applications

Application deadline: 22/03/2020