Volunteers are required to support the delivery of meaningful activities to a group of people living with dementia or their carers. May include small group/1:1 support.
We want to introduce group members to a diverse range of regular activities that enable them to develop and maintain their own skills, while exploring a repertoire of activities designed to provide cognitive stimulation, physical exercise and imaginative creativity. If you have a particular passion, hobby or interest that you would like to share with the group, that can also be arranged.
You may also be involved in supporting the delivery of the carer support group, which may include greeting people, making hot drinks and providing a listening ear. You may also be required to feedback any queries or requests for information.
The project aims to provide meaningful activities to enhance peoples’ social inclusion. The group will be based in local community venues to encourage social inclusion and community development.
Your role will include greeting attendees and providing hot drinks, as well as engage in social chit-chat. You will also encourage participation in both small group and large group activities. There may be occasions where you will be required to support an individual group member to participate or engage in activities, this will be agreed as and when required. You may be required to lead the activity within a small, sub-divided group ensuring the activity is inclusive for all group members.