Role details 

Volunteers will be matched with a cared-for person who has dementia and will visit them in their home or take them out in the local area for 2 hours on a regular basis. This valuable service will provide carers in your community with a break from their responsibilities, whilst giving the cared for person the chance to befriend someone new and engage with shared interests.

Ideal time commitment: One 2-hour voluntary shift a week, Monday-Sunday (morning/afternoon/evening)

Location: London Borough of Ealing 

What you will gain

  • A sense of achievement from helping others in a practical way 
  • Satisfaction from making a difference in your community 
  • A platform for building confidence and meeting new people 
  • Training and ongoing support 

What you will gain if you're seeking employment 

  • Transferable skills for employment 
  • Experience supporting vulnerable adults with dementia 
  • References for prospective employers (for character reference min. 6 months of volunteering)

Core tasks 

  • Befriending 
  • Visiting a cared-for person with Dementia in their home to offer stimulating conversation and/or engaging in activities with them 
  • Taking a cared-for person with Dementia out for a walk/ or to visit local places of interest 

What we are looking for 

  • Good listening and communication skills 
  • A friendly attitude and non-judgemental approach 
  • An interest in Dementia and/or a willingness to learn about the condition 
  • The ability to comply with Dementia Concern's policies including safeguarding, confidentiality and the volunteer code of conduct 
  • Willingness to complete a DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check 

Please note this opportunity is available for over 18's 

Additional information

  • All the necessary PPE will be provided; we provide safety inductions for volunteers including clear social distancing guidelines; risk assessments are in place to protect people and activities; we constantly monitor the government guidelines and adhere to them all 
  • Travel and refreshment expenses are reimbursed where appropriate 
  • We welcome the applications of people from all backgrounds and from people with disabilities 
  • Speakers of foreign languages are encouraged to apply to support the needs of Ealing's diverse community

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