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Sign up as a dementia befriender and give a carer two hours freedom a week

What we are looking for?

  • Commitment and reliability
  • 2 hours per week for a minimum 6 months
  • Empathy and an understanding of the needs of people with dementia
  • Willingness to work alone and within our lone working policy
  • Versatility and adaptable to the needs of the person with dementia
  • An understanding of the importance of confidentiality
  • A commitment to attend an induction and group support sessions

How will you be supported in this role?

  • Your own staff link for individual support
  • Volunteer induction session (90 minutes)
  • Volunteer socials and events
  • Dementia befriender group support
  • Travel expenses covered

How this helps you

  • Join a small friendly team
  • Meet new people
  • Regular times fixed around your circumstances
  • Matched to a family that would suit your personality and interests
  • Gain experience in social care

What carers say about dementia befrienders

“I can get on with things, like ironing and gardening, or I just sit and relax.”
“They do word searches and crosswords together which means I can get out to do an activity.”

What Volunteers say about dementia befriending

“He had a real twinkle in his eye … I felt great satisfaction that my gentleman, with me, enjoyed a walk down memory lane and his wife had a breather, a bit of time for herself.”

“Many people would want to steer clear of this role because of the misconceptions about dementia. But I know this journey and how much I looked forward to my 2 hours when I was a carer. I find it a rewarding role, chatting about bygone days with the person I visit.”

Ask about home visiting volunteering

Lisa Head
Lisa Head

Lisa Head

Client Response Coordinator
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