User and Carer Involvement

Charity registered in Scotland SC031853

User and Carer Involvement is a registered Scottish Charity whose aims are to ensure that service users and carers of people with dementia, mental health problems or learning disabilities in Dumfries and Galloway have a say in how the services that they use are delivered and run

To relieve the needs of carers and users of care services in Dumfries and Galloway.

The advancement of health, The advancement of citizenship or community development, Any other purpose that may reasonably be regarded as analogous to any of the preceding purposes

Current opportunities

We need Board members who are able to attend four Board meetings per year, plus the AGM. They will also need to respond to emails periodically throughout the year when decisions need to be made in between meetings. There are also opportunities to join sub committees (Communications or Audit and Risk), should you be interested in either of those specific areas of work.

Dumfries Hens' Den is a place for women with additional support needs meet to have fun, socialise, learn new skills and get information. They meet once a week on Monday at St John's Church hall on Lover Walk, between 10.30 -12.30. This volunteering position is restricted to female applicants only, under Schedule 9 (part 1) of the Equality Act 2010. The successful applicant will be required to join the PVG scheme. We will pay for that. Your role would be to support the facilitator and the women during the sessions. Activities could include preparing for arts and crafts, supporting the women to make drinks, bake and cook. We might go walking, or take the bus to different locations. There may be a time when you would work one to one with one if the women to fill in forms. You may be asked by the facilitator to arrange visits from external organisations like citizen's advice etc. You will be provided with all training and supported to explore any areas of personal development you think would be helpful to you.

We are looking for someone who will help us raise our social media profile. We also want to celebrate the great things that are happening in our projects and get more participants involved. You would also be expected to update the website as and when needed.