Social Activities Assistant

  • VO60653


Description

Dundee City Council Sheltered Housing Service provides housing and support services for older people throughout Dundee. Services include the provision of social activities to help maintain well being and reduce isolation. Volunteers help set up, organise and run a range of activities within the communal areas such as crafts, games and entertainment. Volunteers support groups and individual tenants to take part as well as working alongside staff and other volunteers.

New ideas for activities are always welcome especially those that benefit tenants who may be finding it difficult to take part due to ill health.

Organisation aims and objectives

Dundee City Council Sheltered Housing Service provides housing and support services for older people throughout Dundee. We aim to have a sheltered housing service where our tenants are respected, have choices in the services they receive and are able to lead independent and fulfilling lives free from restraint in a safe environment. Services include the provision of social activities to help maintain well being and reduce isolation. Volunteers help organise and run a range of activities within the communal areas such as crafts, games and entertainment. Volunteers support groups and individual tenants to take part.

Availability

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A regular commitment is preferred, e.g. 2 hours per week or fortnight or set periods such as term-time or holidays. All times would be agreed with the Activities Co-ordinator.

Restrictions

Under 16 years would be considered depending on the activity they were involved in to comply with Dundee City Council’s Health & Safety Policy.
Experience required: No qualifications are required. Volunteers will come from a wide range of backgrounds and will have many different qualities and skills. Essential qualities for this role are a genuine interest in engaging with older people, good communication skills, reliable and willing to work as part of a team.
Travel details: Within local Sheltered Housing Complexes. There are 35 complexes spread throughout Dundee. All Sheltered Complexes are on regular bus routes
Minimum age: 16

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Travel expenses will be reimbursed.
Taster available: Yes
Taster details: Volunteers would be encouraged to visit the complex and take part in an ongoing activity.
Training details: Volunteers will be responsible to the Activities Co-ordinator and be given regular one to one guidance and support. You will receive an induction and any relevant training as required.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 3 months ago

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