Volunteer Befriender

  • VO72123


Description

Many people with dementia can often feel isolated and lonely. As a befriender, you can help to make a real difference to the lives of people living with dementia in the following ways:

  • Provide more opportunities for social contact and companionship

  • Support to develop life story book, engage reminiscence.

  • Support people to build relationships with others.

  • Motivate people to take up old hobbies and interests again, or develop new ones.

  • Encourage people to take part in local groups and activities.

  • Care home befriending with residents who have a diagnosis of dementia and do not have regular visitors.

You will be matched with a person living in your area with similar interests and life experiences.

Organisation aims and objectives

To provide support for people with dementia and their carers.

Availability

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1-2 hours per week.

Restrictions

Experience required: No experience is necessary as full training and ongoing support will be provided for this role. However, we are looking for people who are patient, caring, understanding and can relate well to people who may have memory or communication difficulties. If you are passionate about supporting people with dementia to live a fuller and more active life in their communities then we want to hear from you!
Travel details: Borders wide
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses details: Travel expenses @ 42p per mile.
Training details: Full training and support from the Community Connexions Befriending Coordinator.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer

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