Job: Benefits Assessment Support Service Volunteers

Job type
Voluntary
Expiry date
30/09/2019
Salary
£0 - expenses paid

Job details

Bromley, Lewisham & Greenwich Mind is a highly regarded, innovative local charity working alongside people with mental health problems and dementia to improve their quality of life. With an annual turnover of more than £3m, over 120 staff and 200 volunteers, we are one of the largest charities in the Mind network.

We are looking for Benefits Assessment Support Service volunteers who will meet with clients, help them prepare for the assessment, attend the assessment with them and meet with them for a short follow up if required.

Funded through a grant from national Mind, the Benefits Assessment Support Service will support claimants in Bromley, Lewisham and Greenwich who have mental health issues to have the knowledge and confidence when attending their assessment to fully demonstrate the difficulties they experience in their daily lives.

You will have an understanding of welfare benefits and may have experienced the assessment process yourself.

You will have the necessary skills to support someone to speak up about how their health issues affect them in order for a quality assessment to be completed by the relevant agencies.

You will receive support in your role from a dedicated service coordinator who will offer guidance and training as needed to help you in the role.

Successful applicants will be expected to undergo an Enhanced Level Disclosure and Barring Service check.

How to apply

Please complete a Volunteer Application Form, and email it to Dave.Feast@blgmind.org.uk

Closing Date

9am on Monday 30th September 2019

 

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