Host Organisation: Emerging Futures

A Family Coach will help us support family and loved ones of people in addiction.

We have a Volunteer Open Day on Friday 31st May 2019 at St. George Baptist Church, Macclesfield. SK11 6TG. 11am till 4pm. Come along and see what opportunities we have

Opportunity Interests: Advice and Guidance Services, Advocacy Services, Carers, Community Events, Families, Health and Wellbeing services, Older People (60+), People with Drug & Alcohol Issues, Social Activities, Social and Community Care, Victims of Crime, Voluntary and Community Sector Support
Type of Activity: Coaching / Mentoring, Providing Advice, Support / Care Work
Location: Cheshire East
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Anytime

A Family Coach will help us support family and loved ones of people in addiction. These people are often suffering in silence watching their loved one slowly destroy themselves and those around them, feeling helpless and overwhelmed. The support can be in the form of mutual aid groups and 121 support also.

Volunteer Commitment: Long Term
Is a DBS check required for this role?: Yes
Skills and Qualifications Required:

A Family Coach will ideally have lived life experience of caring about someone in addiction. Whether as a child living in a home with addiction or as an adult. This life experience is priceless and with our support and training will allow you to have real empathy and understanding for family and loved ones in pain and feeling lost.

Are there any Gender or Age Restrictions?:
Do you have disabled access to the areas a volunteer would be sited?: Yes
Do you pay expenses?: Yes
If yes, for what and at what rate?:

mileage 22 p per mile

What support is available for the volunteer?:

Supervision is compulsory to give the Family Coach a safe place to talk freely and openly and to learn about themselves as a Family Coach. As a Family Coach you will be supported all the way.

What training is available for the volunteer?:

A compulsory weeks training is provided free of charge to become an accredited Family Coach.