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Employer: AGE UK

Salary: £19,430 per annum

Hours: 37 hours per week

Closing Date: 1pm, Tuesday June 27th, 2017

The Forces Friends Service provides short term support to veterans and their dependents to help improve health and wellbeing and maintain independence. The service is aimed at veterans and or their dependents at risk of losing or reducing independence due to age, mobility, disability, long term health conditions or bereavement. Face to face and telephone support is given via trained staff and volunteers, although self-management and empowerment are at the core of the service. The service is delivered throughout the city & county.

Forces Friends is funded by Aged Veterans Fund funded by the Chancellor using LIBOR funds.

The key purpose of this role is to provide direct brief and short term support and empowerment to veterans and or their dependents to help maintain their independence in the community. A range of tasks will be undertaken including helping people complete forms, support with phone calls, provision of advice and information both verbally and with relevant literature, introductions to social activities, signposting and referring to other local internal and external services, helping persons find and maintain appropriate accommodation, establish safety and security at home, address fuel poverty, obtain aids and adaptations, access appropriate benefits and individual grants, encourage healthy lifestyles, address falls prevention and continence issues, and improve life and social skills.  The post will also support a team of volunteers and take the lead on collating information including preparation and the issuing of monitoring reports to the commissioners of the project.

For an application pack, visit our website www.ageuk.org.uk/notts, contact HR at: recruitment@ageuknotts.org.uk or phone 0115 859 9265.

For more information on this vacancy contact: James.Edwards@nottinghamcity.gov.uk

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Location: Bradbury House, 12 Shakespeare St, Nottingham, NG1 4FQ [get directions from google maps]

Contract Type: Permanent

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