Dementia Friendly Community Steering Group Member

Alzheimer’s Society (Dementia Friendly Communities)

Name: Dementia Friendly Community Steering Group Member
Organisation: Alzheimer’s Society (Dementia Friendly Communities)
Location:
Type: Part Time
This role is suitable for both regular and flexible volunteering. The group members would then decide how often they would get together and actions they then take forward.

Description

The plan is to create Dementia Friendly Communities throughout North Somerset by recruiting individuals who are committed to be come part of the steering group and creating local action through;
• Encouraging businesses, shops, organisations to sign up to become dementia-friends
• Raise awareness of Dementia Friends sessions and deliver these if you are a Champion
• Distribute leaflets, run information sessions
• Engage with people living with a dementia in your locality to ensure they are at the heart of your action
You will be supported by Dementia Friendly Communities Coordinator for North Somerset. Resources are freely available to download on Alzheimer’s Website for the whole of your journey.

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Organisation Description

The plan is to create Dementia Friendly Communities throughout North Somerset by recruiting individuals who are committed to be come part of the steering group and creating local action through;
• Encouraging businesses, shops, organisations to sign up to become dementia-friends
• Raise awareness of Dementia Friends sessions and deliver these if you are a Champion
• Distribute leaflets, run information sessions
• Engage with people living with a dementia in your locality to ensure they are at the heart of your action.

You will be supported by Dementia Friendly Communities Coordinator for North Somerset. Resources are freely available to download on Alzheimer’s Website for the whole of your journey.


When

  Mon Tue Wed Thurs Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening

Cause / Interests

  • Disability
  • Elderly
  • Families
  • Mental Health
  • Youth

Types of Activity

  • Administration
  • Advice, Information and Support
  • Campaigning and Lobbying
  • Community Work
  • Employee and Group Volunteering
  • Fundraising
  • Trusteeship and Committee Work

Skills and Qualifications

Requirements

Someone who wants to make a positive difference in their community.
Have an understanding of dementia and wanting to support people to be able to live positively.
Believing that everyone can contribute to societal change.


Benefits

Transferable skills which will look good on a CV
Opportunity to be part of a team
Opportunity to create new friendships
Opportunity to give back to society
Opportunity to develop new skills
Opportunity to be part of a group who will be supported by Alzheimer’s Society to become self sustaining in the future,
Support and training for the role provided
Opportunity to become identify your skills, and develop new skills which will benefit you in work or life.
Be part of the nationally recognised Dementia Friendly Community and have access to resources, webinars through Alzheimer’s Society

Additional/Specific Suitabilities

Minimum Age: 16
Maximum Age: NA
Disabled Access: No
Wheelchair Access: No
Expenses: NA
Restrictions: NA
Induction: Would be supported by DFCC
Insurance Cover: NA
Special Needs: Not a barrier
Offer: NA
Training: Support and Training provided
Other: NA

Recruitment Method

Informal discussion