Alzheimers Dementia Support 'ADS': Befriending for Carers and People with Dementia
Could you spare an hour to sit down for a tea and a chat with someone who may feel housebound? By becoming a befriender you will prevent loneliness and isolation of people with dementia and their carers. You will be teamed up with another volunteer to provide regular home visits (and calls) to the person with dementia and their carer. The day/time of the visits will be agreed between yourself, the other volunteer and carer/person with dementia. So this may suit someone who is only available fortnightly or in the evening or weekend. No experience or qualifications necessary. There will be no personal care. Full training and ongoing support provided. For a more detailed role description please visit: https://goo.gl/tSn6ME Or contact Santok directly.
The benefits of volunteering with us would be: volunteers will never be asked to do more hours than they want; reasonable mileage to and from befriending service paid and other out of pocket expenses; free training - Befriending, Dementia Awareness, Safeguarding, Data Protection, Moving & Handling of People; cost of DBS check covered.
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