Call for volunteers to support people preparing for later life

VOLUNTEERS are being sought for a scheme to support people prepare for big changes in their lives.

East Sussex County Council’s Life Transitions Service is looking for people who can build friendly and trusting relationships and who want to play a part in improving lives.

The pilot project aims to help people prepare for significant changes that occur in later life such as retiring, moving home, and changes to health and mobility.

Cllr Carl Maynard, lead member for adult social care and health said: “This a great opportunity for residents who want to make a real difference to the lives of people in their community.

“The service is looking for people who are good listeners and non-judgemental.  You don’t need to be an expert on life transition as full training and ongoing support will be provided.

“As well as offering support to older people, the voluntary role gives people the chance to build their own skills and experience and build positive relationships with people in their community.”

Volunteers will need to complete an interactive training programme before they can meet clients in person or online and will receive ongoing support.

Volunteers will be asked to commit to being a Life Transitions Service volunteer for at least six months and agree to dedicate around half a day a week to the role.

Anyone interested in becoming a volunteer can find out more information about the role by emailing or calling 07724 287034.