Hours Per Week
3
All Locations
Northamptonshire
All Departments
Dementia Support Services
Regular Volunteer
Minimum Age:
16+

About The Role

If you’re passionate about supporting carers of people living with dementia, then we have just the volunteer role for you!

Our Carers’ Information and Support Programmes (commonly referred to as CrISP) are a series of workshops for people caring for a family member or friend with dementia. CrISP aims to improve the knowledge, skills and understanding of people caring for a person with dementia, by providing effective support and up-to-date and relevant information.

A friendly face at the group, you’ll help carers feel at ease by chatting and listening to them and providing refreshments. You’ll encourage carers to share their experiences and provide information that will help them care for a person with dementia. You can also get involved by supporting at events to spread the word about the CrISP programme.

This role supports Dementia Advisers at  the Carers Information Support Programme courses which run several times a year in Corby NN17 1RJ , Daventry NN11 4DY , Northampton NN5 4GJ  and Wellingborough NN8 2EN  in conjunction with the Memory Assessment Service. The courses are 4 weeks duration of 3 hours per week and take place 4 -6 times a year. They take place during the day time and on different days of the week, please specify your preferred place of volunteering. 

Interested?  To apply for this role please click on the 'Apply' button at the bottom of the page.

You’ll be great for the role if:

  • You have knowledge of dementia and its impact on people, or are willing to learn
  • You have good listening and communication skills
  • You’re able to be calm, patient and caring
  • You are over the age of 16

If you find completing online applications difficult, please don't let this stop you from applying....please call or email us and we can support you with the application process.  You can contact the Volunteering Support Team by emailing [email protected] or call on 0300 222 5706

About Alzheimer's Society

Alzheimer’s Society is here for everyone affected by dementia.

By 2025, an estimated 1 million people will be living with the condition in the UK, and many millions more carers, partners, families and friends will be affected.

Dementia is a complex condition, and there’s no one-size fits all solution but until we find a cure, our aim is to transform lives today.

We do this by:

  • Providing flexible support services so that people with dementia, their carers and loved ones, can access expert advice and guidance, support through their most challenging days, and a safe space to turn when they need it.
  • Being a force for change - using research and influencing to push for breakthroughs that will change the lives of people affected by dementia now and in future.

Our Values

Determined to make a difference: We're passionate, we're focused and we make a lasting impact for people affected by dementia.

Trusted expert: We're listening, we're learning and we use experience and evidence.

Better together: We're open, we combine our strengths and we achieve more together.

Compassionate: We're kind, we're honest and we don't shy away from challenges.

 

Equal opportunities

Alzheimer’s Society is committed to equal opportunities. 

Alzheimer’s Society embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do.
This means ensuring our recruitment processes are barrier-free and as inclusive as possible to everyone. We will look at making reasonable adjustments for people who have a disability or long-term condition.
If you would like us to do anything differently during the application process, please contact us at [email protected].

 

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