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Post available
Mealtime Companion (Age Concern)
Location Coleraine area

Role Description:

  • Help prepare patients for their mealtime and provide companionship during meals.
  • Visit flats to remind tenants that it is mealtime
  • Accompany tenants to the communal café or join tenants in their flat for meals to provide company
  • Help tenants prepare for mealtimes - hand washing/positioning/ dentures/spectacle care/hearing aid.
  • Provide tenants with support to eat independently e.g. cutting up food, opening packets and lids, ensuring food is within reach and accessible. (No feeding is undertaken by volunteers – this can only be done by qualified carers.)
  • Encourage tenants to eat their meals to ensure their nutritional needs are met
  • To ensure patients dignity and independence is promoted at all times.
Days/Time Required:Volunteer roles will have regulated times mainly lunch time and at dinner time ( Mon – Sun). Times will be confirmed.


  • All volunteers will have to meet with Age Concern Causeway as part of our recruitment process. If they are suitable they will undertake a training and induction programme as delivered by the NHSCT and Age Concern Causeway.
  • Travel and expenses will be paid by Age Concern Causeway.
  • ACCESS NI Checks are essential.
  • This is a partnership project with the NHSCT and volunteers will be supervised by the Brook’s care staff when on site and will be supported and managed by Age Concern Causeway.
 Age: 18+

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