Help Those
Around You

Volunteer your time and skills to make a difference in your community, or become a paid support provider through our adaptive training programme.

How Does It Work?

  • 1Get the AppGet Tribe on Windows PC, Mac, Android or iOS .
  • 1SearchSearch for opportunities to help those around you. You can dedicate as little or as much time as you like.
  • 2ApplyOnce you’ve found someone to help, offer to help them and make their day by giving the support that they need.

What is Tribe?

Tribe is a smartphone application that allows you to access voluntary and paid support opportunities in your area. It makes impactful work accessible and takes just a few minutes to sign up and start making a difference in your community.

New volunteers have access to low-level support work, which can alleviate social isolation and enable people remain in their homes for longer. Already a support provider, carer, or DBS checked volunteer? No problem, you can verify your accrediations during sign-up.

Get Better Opportunities

As you complete voluntary opportunities, paid jobs and training courses, you widen your search results for more paid opportunities. You can start a career in support providing with minimal knowledge and skills and become a skilled professional through the Tribe Adaptive Training Programme.

Features

  • Local OpportunitiesYou don't need to go far to help those in need. Tribe shows you opportunities local to you.
  • Adaptive TrainingDevelop the skills and knowledge required by your community, through immersive training.
  • Direct Payments & RewardsTribe enables and supports entrepreneurs delivering high-quality, personalised support.
  • Client ManagementBecome a career support provider and manage the clients that you support for and help regularly.

Who Needs Help?

Tribe helps you find local people in need of support, whether you are providing professional support services or offering your time as a volunteer.
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Benefits

  • Advance Your CareerWhether you're a professional support provider or just starting out, Tribe can help advance your career.
  • Builds the CommunityRe-invigorate community spirit by creating lasting relationships through Tribe.
  • Greater SupportTribe delivers a wider choice and better value for consumers, and a fairer model for hard-working support providers.
  • Ends LonelinessNo one should feel they have no one to turn to. Become a support provider and end loneliness in your community.

FAQs

Common questions about Tribe

Why is Tribe different to other platforms?
Tribe isn't like a Facebook group or a volunteering app. Think of it more like an Uber for support. Tribe, with its partner Community Catalysts, will encourage skilled community support providers to become established in national ‘dark patches’ where care costs are prohibitive or no support provision exists. Tribe drops the barriers to local people delivering paid support work, ensuring through its partnerships with Community Catalysts and Skills for Care, that people have the right attitudes, skills and knowledge to do their job well and safely. Tribe offers the opportunity for continuous training and development. Tribe will ultimately help make your support experience more responsive and personal.
How do I become a paid support provider?
If you are already an established support provider or employed personal assistant then you can register on the platform as soon as you have completed the checks we need to make sure you are operating safely. Newcomers who want to set up a community enterprise or business will be referred to our partner Community Catalysts. Community Catalysts will take you through a personalised development programme designed to ensure that your service will be sustainable, legally compliant and high-quality. You will have access to learning opportunities through the Tribe Platform that meet national sector skills council standards. You will be asked to sign up to ‘Doing it Right’ standards which are linked to standards for the care sector and set out the way in which you will work.
Will I need a DBS check to become a support provider?
Support providers delivering help and/or personal care to people in their own homes have to have a current DBS check. ‘Current’ means a DBS check that has been made within the last 3 years. The Tribe Platform allows you to upload your DBS certificate, which will be checked by the platform to ensure it is valid. Information on your DBS certificate is not made public, but you should share any criminal convictions with the people buying your service so they can judge whether they want to work with you. Support providers who do not provide personal care and work with people in community settings are not usually required to have a DBS check, although you should check this first with Community Catalysts. If you do not need a DBS check, you should tick the button on the Tribe platform that says ‘DBS certificate not required’ so that customers know this before they decide to use your service.
How many opportunities to provide help will there be?
It depends on the area in which you live and what you are offering. Tribe provides information about opportunities in your local community that help create a stronger and independent neighbourhood. The opportunities are therefore dependant on how many people in your community require the kind of help you provide.
Who employs me?
Support providers are self-employed. Tribe in some areas also provides a platform for personal assistants seeking employment to provide individual support. Personal assistants are directly employed by the person they support.
How much can I get paid?
This depends on the type of support you are providing and the demand in your area. You set your own fee, which will take into account the fees set by other support providers and also the level of the local authority payments available for support. You can sell your support to self-funders as well as people funded by the local authority. If your fees are competitive and you provide the kinds of support people are looking for you are likely to be in demand.
What do I do if I am concerned that someone is compromising the safety and well-being of the person I support?
Report this immediately to your council’s safeguarding team. Their contact details will be on the council website. You can also find information about your local council in the Tribe app and report any issues.

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