Care and Activities Volunteers

Methodist Homes - Mayfields Published: October 16, 2017
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Practical Experience
Skill
Social
Activities
Community Work
Suitable for under 18s
No

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About the opportunity

MHA is a leading national charity providing services for older people and those with dementia.
Volunteers support residents by enabling their preferred way of life to be continued, individual needs are responded to and supported. This involves staff really getting to know each person, understanding their lives and history, interests and skills and, as a result, their behaviour and needs.
Volunteers will gain first hand experience of helping residents with mental health needs working with them as individuals and within groups.

From the outset, the Home specialised in person-centred care which was developed in partnership with the late Professor Tom Kitwood of Bradford University. Supporting residents by enabling their preferred way of life to be continued, individual needs are responded to and supported. This involves staff really getting to know each person, understanding their lives and history, interests and skills and, as a result, their behaviour and needs.

Mayfields was redeveloped in 2006. Three gardens were created in the grounds, each with a distinct character designed to stimulate reflection: Japanese, Cottage and (in line with a UK-wide MHA initiative) Sensory. In this way, the very building, as well as MHA s specialist dementia care, mirrors and reinforces MHA s own fundamental ethos of person centred care.

Volunteers need to be able to support residents by enabling their preferred way of life to be continued, individual needs are responded to and supported. This involves staff really getting to know each person, understanding their lives and history, interests and skill

There is an application form to be completed and an interview in the form of an informal chat.
DBS check and references will be requireed.

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