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Side by Side is our new volunteering opportunity in Bristol. The goal is to enable people living with Dementia to keep doing the things they love and stay connected in their community. We're looking for volunteers to be matched up with a person living with dementia, based on similar interests. For an hour or two a week/fortnight you will meet up and socialise in the community. From watching the football to popping out for a cuppa, you’ll be helping them to keep on doing the things they enjoy – and try new things too.
This role will suit you if...
•Keen to participate in activities you share an interest in with a person with dementia to help them to keep doing the things they love – or pick up new ones!
•Wanting to support, enable and empower people with dementia
•Someone who is a good verbal communicator with great listening skills, especially face to face
•Someone happy volunteering on your own and keeping in touch with your team
•Can provide a committed, flexible approach
•A willingness to learn through face to face and online learning
Before you start…
To ensure the safety and security of people with dementia we ask for:
•Two references & proof of identity
•A commitment of at least 6 months
•Essential learning & training to be complete before starting in your role will take about two and a half days, mostly face to face but including some eLearning
•You may be asked to complete a DBS or Access NI check, in line with the DBS authority’s guidance. A criminal record will not necessarily stop you being able to carry out this role.