Caring for Those Living with Dementia
Our Dementia Day Care project, is based around people who are living with Dementia. Most of the people we care for live at home with their carers, but some do live alone. We run specially structured activities that our service users can still do and enjoy doing, rather than focusing on the things that they might not be able to do anymore.
Our sessions are:
Mon 1pm to 3:30pm
Tues & Thurs 10am till 3:30pm.
Transport can be arranged if needed.
At the sessions we organise all kinds of activities, from playing games and exercise, to singing, music, and craft. Our work also provides respite and an opportunity for an older person’s carer to have some time to themselves. Most of all we enjoy life together when we meet.
Younger Onset Dementia
Young Onset Dementia is when symptoms develop before the age of 65, symptoms are often different and can be mistaken for other conditions. Our ‘Out n About’ group for those living with Younger Onset Dementia gets out into the community doing lots of different activities suited to clients’ interests and runs on a Wednesday.
If you’d like to talk to us about volunteering to work with some of our older people, please click the red button below. All OPS volunteers have a DBS check, but no ‘personal care’ is involved.
Adult Respite Sitting for Carers.
With our adult respite service, we visit people in their own homes, and explore what type of support might best meet their needs.
The idea is to match volunteers to people being looked after at home.
Volunteers usually spend a couple of hours with the cared for person to allow the carer to have a break.
This can be arranged on a regular basis or just occasionally. There is no charge for the service.
Volunteering for Older People’s Services
Volunteering for the carers respite sitting service can be for just a couple of hours a month to something weekly, or more regular. It can be very rewarding and enjoyable. Usually you stay with the cared for person so that the carer isn’t worried while they are out. This provides an opportunity for the carer to have some time out and relax.