Bedminster Down / Headley Park / Uplands / Highridge
Bishopston / Horfield / Henleaze / Golden Hill
Bishopsworth / Withywood / Hartcliffe
Brislington / Broomhill / St. Annes / Arnos Vale
Bristol City Centre
Clifton / Clifton Down / Hotwells
Downend / Mangotsfield / Emersons Green
Easton / Baptist Mills / Greenbank
Eastville / Rose Green / Clay Hill
Edge of Bristol (Bath & North East Somerset)
Edge of Bristol (North Somerset)
Edge of Bristol (South Gloucester)
Filton / Frenchay
Filwood Park / Inns Court / Lower Knowle / Novers Park
Fishponds / Hillfields / Chester Park / Lodge Hill
Harbourside / Canons Marsh / Brandon Hill
Henbury / Brentry / Botany Bay / Charlton Mead
Hengrove / Whitchurch
Knowle West / Kensington Park / Upper Knowle
Montpelier / Stokes Croft / St Andrews / Ashley Down
Redcliffe / Temple Meads
Redfield / Whitehall
Redland / Cotham / Kingsdown
Shirehampton / Seamills / Coombe Dingle
Southmead / Monks Park / Manor Park
Southville / Ashton Gate
Speedwell / Crofts End / Ridgeway / Mayfield Park
St George / Crew's Hole / Troopers Hill
St Paul's / St Werburghs / St. Agnes / St Jude's
St Philip's Marsh / The Dings
Stapleton / Broomhill / Begbrook
Stockwood / Flowers Hill
Totterdown / Knowle / Windmill Hill
Westbury on Trym / Westbury Park / Sneyd Park / Stoke Bishop
Whiteway / Burchells Hill / Two Mile Hill
What matters to you
Community / neighbourhood action
Health / wellbeing
WECIL is launching a new Check in and Chat Service for members of our community in response to the Covid-19 crisis and funded by Bristol City Council. The service has been set up to support disabled adults or those with long term health conditions who are feeling isolated and would like someone to talk to.
Our Telefriend volunteers will make weekly calls to a member of our community for a period of six weeks. Speaking to the same person each week, the Telefriend volunteer will make friendly conversation, lend a supportive ear and signpost to services.
What will I be doing?
Making weekly telephone calls to a member of the WECIL community.
Having a friendly chat to relieve social isolation and to check how things are going.
Treating what you hear as confidential and sensitive.
Reporting any concerns or worries to your supervisor.
Signposting to a wide range of community and statutory services for disabled people.
Recording information on a log and other monitoring forms.
Reading and following WECIL policies and procedures, including GDPR, Safeguarding and Disability Equality.
Attending training sessions and volunteer meetings as appropriate.
Representing WECIL to the wider community.
We are looking for a volunteers who have:
Enthusiasm and willingness to attend training.
Good communication and listening skills.
An excellent telephone manner.
A non-judgemental and respectful manner.
An understanding of and/or a willingness to learn about GDPR and how it applies to this role.
An understanding of and/or a willingness to learn about the Social Model of Disability.