Escort

  • VO38443


Description

Morning volunteer escorts should attend at morning team meetings. Afternoon volunteers to liase with the volunteer team leader regarding any updated information. When collecting/returning service users, two escorts will go to the house door. Patience is required as some of the Service Users have mobility problems. In some cases, you may need to ensure their home is secure and they have keys to get back in. A visual scan is carried out checking electrical items are switched off. In some cases, contact should be made with other agencies to alert them of departure/return of the Service User from/ to their home. This is an excellent opportunity for volunteers interested in gaining new skills and qualifications in the care of older people. Some of our service users have dementia problems, others physical disabilities. Volunteers will be encouraged to obtain a Moving & Handling and a First Aid qualification. Once in post, with volunteer consent, we will apply for an I.L.A. (Individual Learning Account) to help pay the cost of these courses. Volunteers should read notice boards for updates regarding training or fundraising activities.

Organisation aims and objectives

Mid-Lin Day Care provides day care facilities for older people in Dundee. Our facility operates on the principle of alleviating social isolation and providing support which helps older people to remain living independently for longer. Our service users have transport to and from the centre provided, along with nutritious three course lunches. Person centred activities and live entertainment bring enjoyment and stimulation to our service users as part of our activities programme. Mid-Lin now operates with 9 staff and 40 volunteers caring for a wide range of needs through physical and mental debility including late stage dementia.

Availability

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1 x 4 hours or 1 x 8 hours weekly.

Restrictions

None
Experience required: A happy disposition and a willingness to learn new skills. Reliability.
Travel details: Mid-Lin Day Centre. 59 Pitkerro Drive Dundee, DD4 8AT. Bus number 15, 17, 32, 33 or 36 from Dundee City Centre.
Minimum age: 17

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Public transport costs within Dundee Area only. Reimbursed daily.
Taster available: Yes
Training details: All volunteers will be encouraged to apply for ILA in order that First Aid, Moving and Handling of People and an Understanding Dementia course can be applied for. Ongoing training and support provided.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 4 months ago

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