The post covers three main areas which are the Connect project, the Community Fridge, and
community development work.
Connect is a member led day support service that supports people who have mental health
and/or sensory impairment support needs. The key aim of the service is to provide a
programme of activities that support members to build/maintain positive relationships and a
sense of purpose, promote wellbeing, and to help combat social isolation. We currently do
this across a variety of community-based locations, in order to promote wider exposure and
familiarity with different activities and services in the community.
The postholder will provide support services to Connect clients, which may include activities
such as staff facilitated peer support and “Walk and Talk” sessions, as well as support arts,
crafts, literature, cultural, healthy eating, wellbeing, nature and environmental workshops.
The Community Fridge is an open community resource, which receives donations of surplus
food from commercial and community donors and diverts it from landfill sites, redistributing it
to the local community. The Community Fridge concept has been tried and tested across
the UK and has proven to be an effective method for reducing food waste, while also
benefitting local communities.
The Community Development Support Worker is responsible for day-to-day delivery of the
Community Fridge and other food hub services such as pop up events. The postholder will
work with the Community Services Team to contribute to Goleudy’s Community
Development ambitions, including the development of Goleudy’s Food and Wellbeing Hub,
of which the Community Food Hub will be an integral part.
This is an area of development for Goleudy. We are looking to develop new services to
better meet the needs of our service users and members. This may include networking with
other local organisations, hosting pop up events to publicise what we do, arranging
workshops and other activities for our members, collaborative
Goleudy’s dedicated teams in Swansea provide rapid rehousing support and homeless prevention to people who are at risk of rough sleeping or losing their home, working with housing and other front-line agencies to ensure a joined up multiagency approach. As a Support Worker, you will be leading on interventions to ensure clients can overcome the obstacles they face and move into their own home.
Benefits of work for Goleudy?
We provide all our new joiners with a comprehensive induction and development plan that includes core training, self-directed learning and reflective practice. We offer generous annual leave (full time 26 days rising to 33 days after 4 years plus 8 bank holidays), an employee health care cash plan and provide good quality laptops and smart phones.
Check our website www.goleudy.org or follow us @goleudy_tweets to find out about the great work we do and watch some of our latest video shorts.
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