Befriender

  • VO74754


Description

Supporting individuals with dementia in their own home. Engaging in conversation and undertaking meaningful social activities. Befrienders would visit individuals with a diagnosis of dementia within their own home to undertake social conversation and support with social activities - reminisce, jigsaw, reading, puzzles, art/craft. Activities will be determined by both Befriender and Befriendee. This Befriending project will take place in and around the City of Dundee, Monday-Thursday.

Organisation aims and objectives

Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland's leading dementia charity. Established in 1994, our entire organisation is dedicated to understanding the challenges dementia brings and supporting people with dementia and their partners, families and carers to meet these challenges and live well with dementia. Our main aim is that no-one should go through dementia alone.

Availability

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Minimum 6 month commitment. Monday - Thursday 10.30 - 4pm. Each visit should normally last 2 hours.

Restrictions

Duty of care for young adults. All befrienders should be aged 18 or over to be involved as a volunteer
Experience required: Previous experience is an advantage but not essential. An interest in older people, cheerful disposition and patience is key.
Travel details: Out of pocket expenses can be claimed while undertaking volunteering activity travelling to/from befriendees home.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses should be submitted on a monthly basis & will be paid into bank account.
Training details: Volunteer will have named line manager, receive training and regular support and supervision. All volunteers are expected to undertake Dementia Friends prior to commencing volunteering, along with moving and handling.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 5 months ago

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