Peer Supporters needed for carers groups in Witney and Didcot

What is the role: Carers Peer Support Group Volunteeras_logo_o--main (002)

Who is the role for: Alzheimer’s Society

When does the volunteering take place: 

Didcot: Once a month on a Thursday, 10am – 11:30am at Didcot Health Centre

Witney: Once a month on a Monday, 10am – 11:30am at The Elms Centre

 

What the role involves: You will provide support to the group facilitator and attendees to enable everyone to participate in a welcoming and non-judgemental environment.

Why you should sign up: It is a valuable service and means a lot to the attendees, volunteers are the life blood of the service, without them, we cannot keep groups like this going.

This role would suit someone who is: 

 

    • Knowledgeable about, or willing to learn about, dementia and its impact on people;
    • Someone who has good communication and listening skills, especially face to face;
    • Able to recognise the importance of confidentiality and can show this in practice;
    • Prepared to undergo an induction into the role and attend necessary training
    • Keen to provide a high standard of service;

Comfortable following policies, procedures and guidance;

  • Committed to inclusion, treating people from all backgrounds with dignity; and
  • Comfortable in attending group activities

References are required for this role.

How to sign up: For more information and to apply, contact Bernadette Papadakis at b.papadakis@alzheimers.org.uk, or call 0118 959 6482