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Torrwood Care Centre

Name: Befriender
Organisation: Torrwood Care Centre
Location: Torrwood Care Centre, Gilbert Scott Road, South Horrington, Wells, Somerset, BA5 3BW
Type: Part Time


As a Befriender you will have the opportunity to spend time with our residents in a variety of ways. Some examples are: chatting informally, reading aloud, crosswords, looking at photos, sitting in the garden, listening to music or playing board games. The activity will be on a one-to-one basis and may take place in a resident's room or in the lounge or garden areas. Each person is different in terms of their life experiences and befriending will reflect this. Even just a couple of hours once a week will make a difference to someone's life.

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Organisation Description

Torrwood is a welcoming, friendly care home in Wells offering general nursing and dementia specialist care for up to 82 residents. Torrwood is part of MHA, a well-established charity with over 70 years experience as a care provider.


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Cause / Interests

  • Older people

Types of Activity

  • Befriending and Buddying

Skills and Qualifications


Good listening and communication skills
Sensitivity to the differing needs of older people
Tact and patience
Ability to use own initiative


You will be enhancing quality of life for an older person
The opportunity to help your local community
Share your life skills and experience
Be part of a friendly team

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 18
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: Yes
Wheelchair Access: Yes
Expenses: NA
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Yes
Insurance Cover: Yes
Special Needs: NA
Offer: NA
Training: NA
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Application form, DBS Check, Informal discussion, References