Support formally homeless clients to resettle into their community

Support formally homeless clients to resettle into their community

Home for Good is a volunteer-powered, London-wide befriending project. Our volunteers provide bespoke support to vulnerable and formerly homeless clients who have been resettled into their own accommodation, and/or are facing isolation. The purpose of the service is to empower people to establish connections and thrive in what will often be a new community for them. If you want to make a lasting difference to someone’s life then this is an opportunity for you. 

Location: Your local borough 

When: Once a week/fortnight for 1-2 hours. Days and times are flexible 

Minimum Commitment: 6 months 

What will I be doing? 

  • You will be matched with a client with the aim of assisting them to get to know their local area and link into local community services  
  • Providing reliable, regular and sustained contact  
  • Encouraging the achievement of personal goals  
  • Participating in activities of interest to the client and empowering them to continue independently  

We would like to hear from you if: 

  • You’re compassionate, kind and non-judgemental 
  • You’re committed and reliable 
  • You’re patient and able to motivate and engage others 
  • You’re able to maintain and respect The Passage policies and procedures 
  • You have a genuine commitment to working to empower clients with complex and multiple issues 
  • You have excellent communication and listening skills 
  • You have the confidence to work independently in the community with support from the Home for Good Team 
  • Flexibility on where you could meet, including central London, is desirable

What to expect: 

  • A straightforward approach to volunteering 
  • A full induction and training for your role 
  • Support and supervision to help you carry out your role (including group supervision/training opportunities for volunteers) 
  • A budget for meeting and travel expenses 

Still interested? 

  • Fill out an application form and equalities and diversity form and return it to the team at homeforgood@passage.org.uk 
  • If you need any other information about the role or the application process, feel free to phone on 020 7592 1873 to speak with the team. 
  • This role requires the provision of two references, a DBS (criminal record) check and mandatory training provided by Home for Good. We welcome applications from people with lived experience of homelessness. You must be aged 18 or over for this role