As a befriender, you will spend time getting to know the resident and vice versa. Engaging in meaningful conversations or taking part in a social activity. Possibly going out for a walk or a coffee.
This time and company will mean a great deal to the resident and enhance their quality of life.
Balhousie Care Group aims to become the most admired and respected provider of residential and nursing care in Scotland. The group was founded in 1991 by Chairman Tony Banks, who recognised that the number of good care facilities available in the North-east at the time was limited and that the standards in some homes were below normal expectations. Tony decided this was an opportunity to fill the void by opening a residential and nursing care homes that provided undisputed excellence by way of the facility itself, the staff it employs, the management ethics, and most importantly, the level of genuine care that would aim to meet the expectations of both residents and family members. Balhousie Care Group now cares for more than 1,100 residents in 27 homes across Aberdeenshire, Angus, Dundee and Perthshire. For more information, please visit www.balhousiecare.co.uk
For being around vulnerable adults.
Experience required: In general, just being caring in nature - its more about communicating and stimulating the resident. Companionship.
Travel details: Off Strathern Road - various buses.
Minimum age: 18
Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Expenses can be agreed with the home.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: A potential volunteer can come and spend some time at the home.
Training details: Induction to the home, policies and fire information. Time with a member of staff to discuss the home and the resident.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet