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  • VO38444


Description

On arrival at our centre, carers can assist with tidying the centre, help prepare daily activities and read volunteer notice board for any updates regarding daily rota assigned tasks. On arrival/departure of service users, carers are to meet the bus in the car park and assist with the safe exit/entry of service users. Patience is required as some of the Service Users have mobility problems.

Once our service users are seated, coats are to be collected and placed on corresponding hook in the cloak room. Introduce yourself to services users at allocated lunch table, reading the menu together and filling in appropriate paperwork. To assist if required with cutting food, pouring liquids, or visits to the toilet etc. Help with daily activities and afternoon tea while assisting escorts prepare for the homeward journey. A general tidy of hall in preparation for next day would assist others.

Volunteers will be encouraged to obtain a Moving & Handling and First Aid qualification. Once in post, with volunteer consent, we will apply for an I.L.A. (Individual Learning Account) to pay the cost of these courses. Volunteer should read notice board for updates regarding training or fundraising activities.

Organisation aims and objectives

Our main aim is to assist in alleviating social isolation and loneliness and offer a supportive environment and work to offer a wide range of social activities and events - all designed to encourage adults and older people to lead happy, independent lives. This can impact on people’s lives by improving confidence, by encouraging interaction and contributing to the making and sustaining of friendships. A nutritious three course meal which is cooked on the premises also assists in meeting the dietary needs of service users who attend. The Day Service also supports carers to enable them to take a break from the caring role in knowing that there loved one is being supported.

Availability

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1 x 4-8 hours weekly.

Restrictions

Insurance purposes.
Experience required: A happy disposition and 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 I.L.A in order that First Aid, Moving & Handling of people and a 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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