Host Organisation: Caudwell Children

Caudwell Children are looking for Disability Energy Champion Volunteers to help with our Warm Homes project -supporting the parents/carers of disabled children, to provide the family support that they need and to help families to address energy efficiency and affordability.

Opportunity Interests: Carers, Children and Young People, Families, People with Disabilities, People with Learning Disabilities
Type of Activity: Administration, Befriending, Providing Advice, Support / Care Work
Location: From Home - Remote Volunteering
Days and Times for the Opportunity: Anytime

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Caudwell Children are looking for Disability Energy Champion Volunteers to help with our Warm Homes project- a funded project across several UK cities, supporting the parents/carers of disabled children in their own home, to provide the family support that they need and to help families to address energy efficiency and affordability, a huge step towards transforming the lives of disabled children.
Responsibilities include:
· Providing practical and emotional support to families face to face on a weekly basis through Zoom and telephone calls
· Learning to understand the specific needs of families with disabled children
· Assisting the charity to expand its reach to families with disabled children in the UK.
· Delivering essential services to help ensure homes are warm and efficiently heated
· Assisting in conducting personalised home surveys, and providing a combination of information and support to understand energy bills, energy improvements and reduce energy costs

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

· Professional individual
· Empathetic with the ability to liaise with families in need
· Excellent telephone manner and clear communication skills
· Ability to provide advice to families in a professional and objective manner
· Trust worthy and reliable

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?:

We can cover out-of-pocket travel expenses

What support is available for the volunteer?:

- Full training
- Regular supervisions
- Safeguarding training and support
- Staff available via Teams chat, telephone and video calls
- Volunteer group chat

What training is available for the volunteer?:

Full training provided, including Safeguarding level 2.