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The Kirklees Dementia Hub is a partnership between Community Links and Age UK Calderdale & Kirklees and offers information and advice for people who are living with dementia and their carers, family and friends.
The aim is to ensure people within the Kirklees community have access to a wide range of dementia information and advice.
Our partners Age UK Calderdale and Kirklees run Dementia Friends sessions within the local community.
We attend local meetings and take part in creating Dementia Friendly Communities, we aim to support all within Kirklees to become Dementia Aware and create a more accessible community for those living with Dementia.

 

Opportunities Overview
  • Volunteer Role Title
    Kirklees Dementia Hub Volunteer
  • About the Volunteer Role

    Outline of volunteer role

    Assisting Dementia Support Coordinators in providing Information and Advice to Persons Living with Dementia and their family/Carers. This may vary from attending Home Visits alongside a Dementia Support Coordinator or our weekly face to face sessions based in Folly Hall and Priestley Unit.

    Currently due to the pandemic we are unable to see people face to face, you would become involved in the above once safe to do so.

    For the time being you would be carrying out welfare checks via the telephone for carers and those living with Dementia.
    Support Coordinators with general administrative tasks, contact with clients and supporting client feedback and involvement.

    Support with promoting and representing the service with our Community Engagement Worker at events and holding stalls. Support in delivering Dementia Friend Sessions, when safe to do so.

    Working to promote independence and diversity.

    Roles are varied and developed through discussion with service users, staff and volunteers. We offer flexible hours/levels of commitment, and expenses are reimbursed.

    Training

    Our training team provide a wide range of courses covering mental health, dementia awareness and personal development. Volunteers can access Community Links Training free of cost on completion of mandatory induction training and attendance.

    Location

    Currently we are home based but we often take part in work within the community and provide weekly appointments, 10am-4pm on Wednesdays at Priestley Unit, Dewsbury and Fridays at Folly Hall, Huddersfield. We also conduct Home Visits to clients.

     

  • Role
    Regular
  • When you can volunteer
    Flexible
  • Suitable for under 18's
    No
  • Type of role
    Befriending/Support/Care
  • Special Requirements
    Application form required, References required, DBS (criminal record check that the organisation will organise)
Opportunities Location

Volunteer from Home


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