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Side By Side Scheme Telephone Volunteers- Daventry

Posted for Alzheimers Society- Central and South East Midlands Locality

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Where - You could support a person with dementia to do the following - go to their local park, the cinema, pick up an old hobby, visit local museums, try a new leisure activity or just stay at home and chat. There is also an option telephone support, where you can chat over the phone to the person with dementia if they require this.

When – this could be throughout the day, at a weekend or on an evening.

How often - a level of commitment is expected, e.g. hours per week / month, from you to support a person with dementia to continue to stay active / involved in society.

A minimum of 6 months commitment once relevant checks have taken place.

How does the role make a difference?

Side by Side volunteers will provide agreed support to people with dementia this could be either by visiting them in their home, enabling them to stay active, taking part in appropriate social and recreational activities in their community or simply just having a telephone conversation, whichever they require. Your involvement aims to help people to feel less isolated enabling the person to focus on their strengths to remain active and confident.

What will I be doing?
•Enabling a person with dementia to maintain active involvement in their own home or community
•Providing one to one support to enable people with dementia to continue with their hobbies and interests as agreed during the assessment process carried out by the Side by Side manager
•Creating / facilitating opportunities for participation in leisure and social activities
•Enabling a person with dementia to engage with activities in a safe and enjoyable environment
•Maintaining accurate written updates
•Liaising with and reporting to the Side by Side manager on a regular basis, including changes or concerns regarding the service user, as well as discussing personal learning and development needs
•Keeping up to date with the Alzheimer’s Society’s policies and procedures.
•To telephone people with dementia, if they require, at an agreed time on a regular basis

Skills

Being kind, patient and understanding. 

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Interests

  • Older People

Activities

  • Advice and Information
  • Support and Information
  • Supporting People and Befriending

Details

  • Age restrictions
    18 and over
  • DBS check required
  • Equal Opportunities Policy
  • Expenses reimbursed
  • Health and Safety Policy
  • Ongoing support
  • Training provided
  • Volunteer induction
  • Volunteer Policy
  • Volunteers covered by insurance
  • Written role description

When do I need to be available?

Start Date: 10/03/2021

End Date: 10/03/2022

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning No No No No No No No
Afternoon No No No No No No No
Evening No No No No No No No

Availability Details

Flexible to suit

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