To meet up with patients for a coffee/conversation/activity (eg cards) when families are unable to visit (eg. mornings if families are only able to visit in the evenings, at weekends if families are only able to visit during the week etc.).
Encourage patients to become involved in social activitiies.
Share interests such as hobbies.
Provide company for lone visitors, particularly those new to Meadowview.
Facilitate Video Conferencing between patients and distant families.
Support staff and families completing life story or \\\"This is me documents\\\".
Support carer when patient discharged to adapt once home.
You are not expected to be an expert in dementia but do ask you to be prepared to use your life experience and interest in others to make that difference.
Interest in the NHS and helping patients
Good communication skills, ability to maintain confidentiality, flexible, friendly, and helpful.
Basic awareness of Dementia and its impact.
References are required.
- DBS check required
- Equal opportunities policy
- Expenses reimbursed
travel expenses from out of area will be paid
- Health and Safety Policy
- Ongoing support
- Suitable for under 18s
- Training provided
- Volunteer induction
- Volunteer policy
- Volunteers covered by insurance
- Written role description
When can I volunteer?
Start Date: 20/02/2015
End Date: 31/12/2019
Benefits from the role: Skills in patient interaction, Further awareness of dementia.
This opportunity is available in: Basildon Billericay and Wickford, Castle Point, Rayleigh and Rochford, Southend, Thurrock
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