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Forget Me Not Volunteer

We need volunteers to support patients with activities whilst they are staying with us. Some of our activities will include playing games like dominos or cards, doing puzzles or reading, reminiscing and generally making their time with us a friendlier experience. If you have any hobbies or skills like playing an instrument or singing that is a bonus as activities can vary depending on how the patients are on the ward that day.

You will also need to liaise with members of staff within the ward and possibly take messages to other staff members.

The pace of this ward is a lot slower than others, being relaxed, calm and friendly.

This opportunity is flexible to fit with the days and times you are available, once signed up to this we will arrange the hours and times together.

Warrington & Halton Hospitals Nhs Foundation Trust, WA51QG

Making patients smile and connecting with them

Experience of knowledge of dementia is desirable but some training is available. If you have a hobby or interest that would be of benefit to engaging patients we would love to hear from you.

If you are in Halton there is a free shuttle bus available from Halton Hospital 7 days a week for staff and volunteers, please ask for more information

communication,support,reading,playing games,arts and crafts

You must be over 16 years old You need a criminal check You need an induction Accessible

Open from Thursday 15th February 2018 to Saturday 29th February 2020

Closing on Saturday 29th February 2020 in 527 days.

offered by Dementia Ward

Latest Feedback

Left on Wednesday 9th May 2018 for Forget Me Not Volunteer

This is a great opportunity to have one-to-one interactions and group sessions with patients on the dementia ward.

Left on Wednesday 4th April 2018 for Forget Me Not Volunteer

Brilliant, really enjoyed providing stimulation to the minds of the Dementia patients through games, conversation and quizes.

Left on Monday 5th February 2018 for Forget Me Not Volunteer - supporting patients with Dementia

talked to patients, shared pictures with them to encourage them to talk

Left on Thursday 13th July 2017 for Forget Me Not Volunteer - supporting patients with Dementia

Completed induction with Tracey Beamer, learning the layout and day to day functioning of the ward. Began interactions with patients one to one.

Left on Wednesday 3rd May 2017 for Forget Me Not Volunteer - supporting patients with Dementia

I have learned about the traditions and cultures of people from within the UK as I come from a different country. I get many hours of satisfaction and have learnt many skills