The Dementia Friendly Swimming Project is working with the city’s swimming facilities to create opportunities for people affected by dementia, whether personally or as a carer, to go swimming in a fun, safe and supportive environment. We want to be able to provide support for anyone attending the sessions, which primarily, comes from the centre staff who have received dementia awareness training.
However, we have now identified two roles where we are looking for support from volunteers to provide additional assistance during sessions. With Dementia Friendly Swimming sessions running in five swimming facilities across the city Broadway Leisure Centre, East Manchester Leisure Centre, Manchester Aquatics Centre, Moss Side Leisure Centre and Wythenshawe Forum, we are looking for volunteers to support people during our sessions and help them get the most out of the sessions available to them.
The opportunities available include volunteering as a swim buddy or a pool activator. If you have an interest in swimming, enjoy helping people, making new friends and having fun then please take a look at the volunteering opportunities attached.
Training will be provided so don’t worry if you haven’t supported people living with dementia before. For more information on the Dementia Friendly Swimming Project please visit http://www.swimming.org/dementiafriendly
Placement offered by Dementia Friendly Swimming
Contact – Catriona Sudlow
Phone – 07583 134810
Perks and volunteer incentives
Agreed out-of pocket expenses, such as travel to and from a session will be re-imbursed.
Training to support you in sessions and help your understanding in supporting people affected by dementia will be provided
Volunteer t-shirt will be provided
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