We are looking for Dementia Companions to join our team, spend quality time with our residents offering them activities both individually and as group.
We have a pub to enjoy a drink (non-alcoholic) and some fun pub games, we have beautiful grounds to walk around and enjoy the animals, we have a lovely gardening area, so green fingers are welcome. Many of the residents enjoy outdoor activities for example football and tennis along with many other outdoor games. Some residents would prefer a sit down with a cup of tea and a chat. We have many activities including reminiscence, dementia friendly technology and dementia friendly games.
We promote the Namaste program (full training offered) this is a lovely activity to enjoy one to one time with a resident at a sensory level. We would offer a full induction in to the home and basic Dementia training along with support and guidance as required. We would also welcome our Dementia Companions to drive our mini bus or people carrier to enjoy regular outings.
Patience, reliability, empathy, good sense of humour, caring attitude, fun, non-judgmental, someone wanting to spend quality, fun, happy and enjoyable time with our resident.
(Optional) To drive the mini bus you would need D1 on your driving licence.
- Age restrictions
- DBS check required
- Expenses reimbursed
To be discussed at informal discussion
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer Policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 02/05/2018
End Date: 27/05/2021
The White House (Curdridge) ltd
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