Italian speaking friend for lady in care home with dementia

We are looking for a volunteer who can speak Italian to visit an elderly lady in a Cosham Care Home. 

She is a quiet lady from Italy, whom speaks Italian and English but her dementia makes her forget her English. This can leave her quite isolated and lonely. The role would involve, going to the care home and sitting with her for around one hour and chatting to her. 

Ideally looking for a volunteer who can commit to the same time every week, for around an hour. 


Skills

-Good communication skills and a pleasant manner.

- Patience and a sense of humour are essential.

- Good team player.

- Committed and reliable.

An understanding of dementia would be an advantage but don't worry as training will be provided.

A DBS check and 2 references are required as all our residents are considered to be vulnerable & this is a legal requirement as residential homes are registered providers with CQC.  There is no charge for the DBS check.

- can speak Italian


Details

  • Limited Physical Access
  • Not suitable for under 18's
  • Will require a criminal record check (DBS)
  • Will require a driving licence
  • Will require references

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