Dementia RED Volunteer (Dolgellau)
Alzheimer's Society
Porthmadog, United Kingdom
7d ago

Are you passionate about raising awareness of dementia? Do you enjoy chatting to people, and are willing to strike up conversations in a GP surgery?

If so, become a Dementia RED volunteer!

Dementia RED volunteers provide information to people who may be worried about their memory, worried about a loved one, or caring for a family member with dementia.

You would also signpost to a range of other organisations and promote the GP as a first point of contact for people who are concerned about their memory.

We are looking for Support Services Volunteers who can raise the awareness of dementia. You will be responsible for acting as a representative of the

Alzheimer's Society externally, maintaining contacts with GP surgeries. You will have excellent communication skills, both verbal and written, and experienc e of providing information and support.

You will be given a full induction and training relevant to your role.

Information Points will be situated and staffed in GP surgeries that have expressed an interest in having the service in their surgeries at times and frequency agreed between the Commissioner, Provider and each GP surgery.

We are recruiting now for surgeries in Wrexham, Flintshire, Denbighshire, Conwy, Gwynedd and Anglesey.

The 'Dementia RED Care Information Centre Point' will help people concerned about or with cognitive problems / dementia, carers / families and relevant others to acquire appropriate information and signposting to community support services providing much needed support.

Not everyone is ready to ask for information immediately after receiving a diagnosis of dementia. Knowledge of where to go to when needing the appropriate information is important.

A regular presence via the 'Dementia RED Care Information Centre Point' in the GP surgery will address the need for appropriate dissemination of information.

The Dementia RED Care Information Centre Point aims to :

  • Deliver on the vision in the Welsh Government's Dementia Vision for Wales (2011), adhere to the principles in the Ageing Well in Wales Network, to meet the requirements in the Social Services and Well-
  • Being (Wales) Act 2014 which promotes early intervention, information and support for people with cognitive problems and their carers.

  • Provide information to individuals through the distribution of appropriate information and signposting to supporting people to live well with dementia and access community support services. This includes :
  • Helping people who are concerned about their own or another person's memory to cope and understand the condition better and enable them to access appropriate community support services.
  • Ensuring people living with dementia and their carers to be treated with 'Respect Empathy and Dignity'
  • Working with the new Single Points of Access across North Wales.
  • How much time do you expect me to commit?

    Ideally 1or 2 half days per month, however, any time you could offer would be appreciated.

    Information about the application process

    Step 1 : Pre-application : Input your details including name and e-mail address to register your interest. Alzheimer's Society will use this information to send you future Volunteer opportunity alerts if you opt to receive them, and to keep in contact with you about your application.

    By submitting this information you are indicating that you agree to this.

    Step 2 : Opportunity Alerts : Optional sign up for information on future vacancies at the society.

    Step 3 : Download and complete a registration form.

    Interested?

    If you would like to apply, have any questions, or need more information about this role, please contact Karen.Robertson at Karen.

    Robertson alzheimers.org.uk / 07834 622 841

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