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Volunteer Mentors required in various counties across Scotland

The Butterfly Trust Voluntary  Ardeonaig, Scotland, United Kingdom 14 Mar 2016

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Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive, life limiting condition that causes chronic lung disease and digestive problems.

Life for people with Cystic Fibrosis has improved over recent years due to improvements in care and treatment available to them.  However, there is still no cure for the condition and people live daily with the huge demands of an intensive daily treatment regime designed to slow the progression of chronic lung disease.  We recognise that having someone in the family with the condition creates extra pressures in terms of time, physical and emotional stress as well as strain on family budgets.

Adults living with this progressive and debilitating condition can face a variety of challenges that disadvantage them socially, financially and in the workplace.  The restrictions on their lifestyle can leave them isolated and sometimes struggling to cope.

  • A Mentor will meet with young adult(s) regularly to build a trusting one to one relationship and provide ongoing practical support.  The relationship will help achieve a better quality of life by broadening their horizons, improving their confidence and increasing their independence.
  • A Mentor must have access to a car and held a clean driving licence for a minimum of two years.

The Butterfly Trust was established in 2002 to provide face to face support to people affected by Cystic Fibrosis throughout Scotland. Our services were set up to give the Cystic Fibrosis community of Scotland much needed social support in areas such as Disability related benefits, housing, employment and education.

Now in 2015 we are the leading provider of social support for people living with Cystic Fibrosis in Scotland. Our services have evolved in the last 13 years to include designated support for children and young people through our befriending support and our mentoring service which provides support for young adults helping them in areas such as independent living. We continue to provide Massage Therapy to adults while they are in hospital which is now available in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen.

Please email Laura for more information on how to become a volunteer mentor to people living with Cystic Fibrosis: laura@butterflytrust.org.uk

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