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Role Details

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Role Details

Support you will receive

Become a Dementia Befriender and help support older people living with dementia by providing companionship in the home and local community. An ‘Understanding Dementia’ course is provided with regular support groups to help you in your role.

Activities you will be doing
Befriending, Buddying & Mentoring,Caring,Support Work,Community Work
What skills are required for this role
Art & Craft, IT skills - basic, IT Skills - good, Language Skills, Managing People

Why these skills are required

An understanding and empathy with older people A caring supportive nature with excellent communication skills Able to assimilate information by listening and then being able to relay this clearly An understanding and empathy with older people

What is in it for you

A volunteer dementia support befriender's comments, " I volunteered three years ago as a befriender initially visiting but during Covid times I became a telephone befriender and initially I was concerned that I might not have enough conversational topics, with a man I had never met face to face. I need not have worried, we chat twice a week covering childhood, careers, local areas, sport, current affairs, gardening, and recipes. "

Time Commitment

Flexible times to suit your availability

Application Process
Role Type
Suitable For
18+
We Welcome
N/A
Location
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