Scottish Dementia Working Group Support Assistant

  • VO69343


Description

This role is adhoc and required when there are Scottish Dementia Working Group (SDWG) meetings. Meetings can be local (Dundee) or further afield (Glasgow) and the volunteer would support the attendees of the SDWG who have dementia to maintain independence in travelling to these meetings. Opportunity also to support the SDWG worker facilitate the meetings.

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.

Restrictions

Due to health and safety.
Experience required: An interest in supporting older people with dementia. Ability to interact and socialise with service users and staff and keenness to provide a good experience for service users. Experience in a kitchen environment/food hygiene would be desirable
Travel details: Travel can be from the individual’s home or meeting point to/from meeting location. Can be local or out of town. Volunteers travel expenses are covered.
Minimum age: 18

Support

Expenses paid: Yes
Expenses details: Volunteers will be reimbursed for travel and also when accompanying members of the SDWG. Further info will be given regards this.
Training details: Volunteers are given induction training along with training relating to their role. Alzheimer Scotland has comprehensive training sessions and volunteers will be made aware of opportunities.
Support: Named Contact For Volunteer,
Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet

Last updated 2 months ago

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