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Befriending volunteer

As a Welfare Benefits Volunteer at Macmillan you can help support and advise older people in Brighton & Hove.

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What is the role?

Help people affected by advanced cancer and other life-limiting illnesses by offering effective Welfare Benefits advice and support.

What you will get out of it

  • It's a great way to make a real difference to someone's life
  • You'll be giving something to your community
  • You get to be part of Age UK Brighton & Hove's volunteer team
  • Training from Age UK Brighton & Hove

What is expected of me?

Some examples of what you may do are:

  • Welfare Benefits entitlement checks
  • Support in applying for Welfare Benefits (completion of forms/telephone calls/letter writing)
  • Accessing charitable grants
  • Applying for help with health costs, such as travel to hospital
  • Applying for transport concessions, such as a disabled parking badge
  • Support with benefit appeals and decisions
  • Referrals to other service providers where necessary (housing, debt, employment)