Volunteer Dementia Friend Nuneaton job in Nuneaton at NHS Jobs

Volunteer - Dementia Friend (Nuneaton)

Company: NHS Jobs

Location: Manor Hospital site, Nuneaton, Nuneaton UK

Date Posted:Apr 14, 2018

Are you looking for an opportunity to give back while making a difference to someone’s life? If so, becoming a volunteer dementia friend could be the role for you.Dementia affects every person differently so what suits one person may not suit another. People admitted to hospital may feel anxious and frightened, and may find it difficult to make sense of all of the new things they need to comprehend, such as the environment, the noise, the busyness and the routines. This is particularly difficult for people with dementia as they can become confused and sometimes angry as they strive to make sense of things. Having a friendly face and someone who will take time for them can make all the difference to their hospital experience.This role is purposefully designed to befriend and offer stimulation mind therapy to those people with dementia on the Acute Wards. You will be part of a team of volunteers specifically for this service. You will engage in meaningful activities with the patients, such as crosswords, quizzes, reminiscence therapy or simply talking to the person about their life. Each ward has activity tools for you to use, or you may have some ideas yourself.Here at the Trust we use a “This is me” portfolio which is completed with the help of family, friends, carers and the patient to acknowledge preferences, likes and dislikes. This is a simple tool but can be very effective as an ice breaker to start a conversation. You will be given relevant training and support to enable you to carry out this role. For further details / informal visits contact our volunteer service manager Tariro Gumbo on 02476 932515 or email volunteercovwarkpt.nhs.uk View full job description
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