|Name:||Side-by-Side telephone Volunteer|
|Organisation:||Alzheimer's Society (West Somerset)|
Side by Side volunteers will provide agreed telephone support to people with dementia. Your involvement aims to help people to feel less isolated enabling the person to focus on their strengths to remain active and confident.
• To telephone people with dementia when they require, at an agreed time on a regular basis.
• Maintaining accurate written updates
• Liaising with and reporting to the Side by Side manager on a regular basis, including changes or concerns regarding the service user, as well as discussing personal learning and development needs
• Keeping up to date with the Alzheimer’s Society’s policies and procedures.
This could be at any time throughout the day, at a weekend or on an evening.
A regular commitment is expected, times to be agreed between you and the Side by Side Manager.
Alzheimer's Society provides information and support to people with dementia, their carers, families and friends, and education for the health and social care sector. We exist to champion the rights of everyone with dementia and those who care for them. Drawing on our unique knowledge we will become a world-class authority on all aspects of living with dementia; guarantee the availability of accurate and authoritative information; strive for universal access to quality services; galvanise investment for research into the causes, prevention, treatment and care of people with dementia.
Applications via the Do-It website will be sent to Engage. Engage will receive your information and then process the application and forward your details on to The Alzheimer's Society.
Someone committed to improving the lives of people with dementia.
|Training:||This role can be done at any time suitable to yourself at home.Applications via the Do-It website will be sent to Engage. Engage will receive your information and then process the application and forward your details on to The Alzheimer's Society.|