DISC is one of the North’s most successful home grown charities. Established in 1984 we are committed to supporting people and communities to achieve their goals and reach their potential by addressing the range of issues which affect their lives.
The Manchester Resettlement Service (MCR) supports people with a range of complex issues, including drug/ alcohol misuse and/or mental ill-health, and a history of failed tenancies and/or repeat homelessness.
MCR will provide comprehensive support to people moving on from temporary and supported accommodation into permanent tenancies, helping people to:
Ø Manage and sustain tenancies
Ø Access the services and support they require
Ø Improve their health and wellbeing
Ø Move towards work, skills development or training
Ø Reduce their social isolation
The role will be working alongside resettlement workers to help support cleints with a range of complex needs to move from supported housing into their own tenancies.
We are looking for people who have knowledge or lived experience of the issues faced by our clients, as you will be able to share your own experiences in the hope of helping others. Although previous experinece of support work is not necessary, you will be confident at communicating effectively with a range of individuals whilst remaining non-judgemental and understanding of a variety of issues our service users face.
As a volunteer you will be offered training on a range of areas relevant to your role, you will also receive regular supervisions throughout your time volunteering. An enhanced DBS will need to be obtained before your volunteering can commense however the cost of this is covered by DISC and we do not disrimininate against individuals with a criminal record. Due to the training we offer we are only looking for individuals who are committed to a long term voluntary position with us.
Minimum commitment level: Once a week
Start Date: 15-02-2018