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Age UK Lewisham and Southwark

Community Connections Lewisham (CCL) Community Facilitator

Job description

**Are you committed to improving the lives of some of the most vulnerable people in our community?  ** 
Community Connections Lewisham (CCL) is a preventative Social Prescribing project, delivered by Age UK Lewisham and Southwark (AUKLS), aiming to improve the health and wellbeing of vulnerable adults across the borough of Lewisham.
We support people to find:

  • Local Community Groups and Social Opportunities
  • Help with Staying Active
  • Befriending and Practical Support (food shopping, odd jobs, etc.)
  • New opportunities for Employment, Training and Learning
  • Volunteering Opportunities and Opportunities for Participation in their Local Community Projects
    Our team of Community Facilitators are passionate about empowering people to take control of their health and happiness. They develop trusting relationships that allow our clients time to focus on what matters to them. Your role as a Community Facilitator would be to co-produce Person-Centred Plans to improve the health and wellbeing for the adults you support, by introducing or reconnecting them to community groups and statutory services.
    The role will require managing and prioritising your own caseload, in accordance with the needs, priorities and support required by your clients. It is vital that you have a strong awareness and understanding of the various and complex needs faced by vulnerable adults in the community, such as financial hardship, loneliness and social isolation, physical and mental illness.
    This role allows you to be creative in providing opportunities for a person to develop a sense of belonging within their community. You will support them to set goals, grow their skills and improve their confidence. You will attend community groups and activities within your allocated Neighbourhood, to learn about the type of activities and support available to your clients and the difference this could make on their wellbeing. You will use these as opportunities to promote CCL support to their clients too.
    This is a busy and rewarding role giving you the opportunity to make a real difference to the lives of some of the most vulnerable adults in our community. You will have the opportunity to work alongside Adult Social Care, and gain a greater understanding of local VCS organisations and community groups. You will be working closely with the wider team, taking an active part in the direction and development of the service, and contributing to other areas such as the Gaps Report, fundraising and more.
    **If you believe this is a role that you’ll be excited to work in every day, if you want to be a part of a positive culture like ours and are passionate about improving the lives of Lewisham residents, we want to hear from you. ** 

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