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]Older People, Disability and Health, Befriending, Caring
Norma loves tea! In face I'm not sure I've heard her say anything except 'cuppa tea' and she's quite partial to a bit of cake or chocolate too. Is this something you have in common? Could you pop in for a cuppa once every few weeks and check everything's ok? Norma lives in a nursing home outside Aberystwyth. She likes animals, especially cats; singing or listening to music; and cups of tea. Norma spends a lot of time in bed in her room so having a different friendly face to talk to would be a nice addition. You could bring in things to look at or talk about, like photographs of any pets you might have. We will introduce you to Norma initially, and her staff team will always be on hand to support you to get to know her. In your role as a Mencap Volunteer Visitor you will make 6 visits per year, once every 2 months. Each visit is unique to the individual being supported.
/ Working with children and/or vulnerable adults
Premises type: Nursing home
Public transport: There are buses but you would need to walk along a rural road. Having your own car would be better and safer.
Is this role flexible? This is a flexible role with visits every 2 months which will be agreed between you, Norma and nursing home staff.
Min hours expected per week: 0 hours
Min period of commitment: Preferably at least 1 year.
Requirements: An interest in talking to and befriending an older person with a learning disability.
/ Induction/ One to one supervision
Volunteers will be carrying out the activities:
/ Alone/ With paid staff
You will be the only Mencap volunteer but nursing home staff will always be around.
Additional support needs: If you have any additional support needs please disclose these when you apply and we can discuss how we can support you.
Training provided: You will have one-to-one induction training with a volunteer coordinator at a time to suit you.
Age requirements: 18+
/ Application form/ Informal discussion/ References
"Out of pocket" expenses refunded for the following: