The session at Wythenshawe Forum is an instructor supported session for people affected by dementia or who may experience memory problems – they may be low confidence swimmers, need more support in and out of the water or have mobility issues.
We are looking for enthusiastic and empathetic volunteers to support people affected by dementia, whether personally or as a carer, when attending the dementia friendly swimming sessions across Manchester’s leisure centres.
You will offer general support to people attending the session and help create a fun, safe and supportive environment for them to swim in. This may include: – Meeting and greeting people on arrival
– Showing people the way to the changing rooms/pool/showers
– Checking equipment, such as floats, are on poolside for use – Helping people use the lockers
– Being someone they can talk to during the session
You may be asked to support the centre Dementia Champion with the follow up of enquiries to the session but will be supported through this process.
You won’t be responsible for lifesaving duties or any personal care.
Placement offered by Dementia Friendly Swimming
Contact – Catriona Sudlow
Phone – 07583 134810
Perks and volunteer incentives
All volunteers will have the opportunity to attend a Dementia Friends workshop
Agreed out-of pocket expenses, such as travel to and from a session will be re-imbursed by the pool operator.
Volunteer t-shirt provided
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