Namaste Care Services Volunteer at St Josephs Hospice

The Namaste Care Service needs volunteers to offer practical, social and emotional support to people with Dementia living in their own homes

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Hours per week 2 hours
Location This is a befriending role supporting people with Dementia in Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Newham living in their own homes. All training will take place at St Joseph's Hospice, Mare Street, Hackney, E8 4SA
Description

Do you want to make a real difference to the lives of people living within your community? The Namaste Care Service needs volunteers to offer practical, social and emotional support to people living in their homes in Newham, City & Hackney and Tower Hamlets affected by advanced dementia.

Namaste Care is not a medical treatment it is an internationally recognised programme developed to improve the quality of life for people with advanced dementia. Namaste Care requires focus on the individual, their likes and dislikes and understanding them as person, supporting their individual needs. You will learn how to use both relaxing and stimulating sensory techniques and create personalised resources to use in supporting people with dementia living in their own homes.

These are some of the types of activities you might offer as part of Namaste Care:
•Making a memory box full of familiar objects and favourite pictures
•Reading a favourite book
•Listening to favourite songs and pleasantly stimulating sounds
•Using favourite and seasonal fragrances
•Relaxing hand massage
•Hair-brushing and face-washing
•Sips of a favourite drink to help maintain hydration

This opportunity will assist you in gaining the following skills:

  • Interpersonal/Confidence
  • Teamwork
  • Problem solving/Creativity

Training will be provided by the organisation for this position:

Full training will be provided

•Person Centred Dementia Care
•Namaste Care Approach
•Therapeutic touch and reminiscence
•Communication and active listening
•Befriending
•Psychological support and Emotional Resilience
•Managing difficult situations

About you

The organisation has indicated the following requirements from volunteers who want to take this opportunity.

Essential: •Consistently treat people as unique and promote individuality•Use clear and sensitive communication skills•Have patience and empathy

Desirable: Dementia awareness

Withdrawn

This position has been withdrawn by the organisation.