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Side by Side Volunteer (Alzheimer's Society)
Location Coleraine
Description

Side by Side Volunteer-Causeway Hospital

Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading support and research charity for anyone affected by dementia in the UK.

As a volunteer you will provide invaluable, person centred opportunities for people living with dementia during their stay in hospital. You could enable someone to take part in social and recreational activities on the ward or keep someone connected to the things they love- such as listening to music, simply enjoying a good conversation or taking part in their favourite group activities. Your involvement keeps people with dementia connected, ensuring they feel less isolated during their time in hospital by focussing on individual's strengths and preferences to remain active and more confident.

This role will suit you if you are:

  • Passionate about supporting, enabling and empowering people with dementia and have a committed, flexible approach
  • Good verbal communication and listening skills, especially face to face
  • Comfortable in a hospital environment
  • Happy to volunteer individually and remotely, yet understand you are part of a larger team

The impact you'll make:

  • Reduce isolation: enabling a person with dementia to take part in activities and providing social interaction whilst they are in hospital
  • Help people with dementia to keep doing the things they love by supporting with one to one activities such as card games, dominoes, jigsaws, arts and crafts
  • Keeping people with dementia active by creating opportunities for participation in leisure and social activities

Additional:

  • Day/time required: flexible

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