Updated 17th August 2022
Would you like to support people wanting to make plans for their later and end of life? Are you a good listener with a positive outlook on life and believe that it is never too soon to have a conversation about the future?
We are looking for volunteers, with a couple of hours a week available, to train as My Future Care Buddies. We are particularly keen to hear from people who identify as part of a community, whether faith, sexual orientation, gender or any other, who would like to support others within the same community.
The role of a Buddy is to offer support and encouragement as people think about and work on their plans for later and end of life. You don’t need to have your own later life plans in perfect order. You may even find that it helps you to do the same! You will not be expected to give advice and you will use the My Future Care Handbook as a structure for your conversations.
You will be paired up with a maximum of six people at any one time and will spend up to 3 x 1 hour with each person on Zoom, with calls spaced approximately three weeks apart. You will arrange mutually convenient times with the people you are supporting for each call.
No qualifications required, though experience of working with people in some capacity would be an advantage. Full training and ongoing support is provided.
Our next training sessions are coming up soon so if you’d like to hear more please email firstname.lastname@example.org without delay and let’s have a chat.
Next Buddy Training sessions: Tuesday 20th and Wednesday 28th September 2022, at 10 am for 1.5 hrs each day.
Learning Objectives – on completion of the course attendees will
- Understand the relevance and value of advance care planning
- Have a working knowledge of advance care planning tools and documentation
- Have a working knowledge of coaching techniques
- Be familiar with the contents of the My Future Care Handbook
- Be able to support an individual to identify and meet their goals around later life and future care planning, using the My Future Care Handbook as a framework