Volunteer Training Resources
DEMENTIA At Cotswold Friends, we are aware many of our volunteers are supporting clients and their families living with dementia.
Please Click Here to read our Dementia Newsletter, which although from 2018, still includes lots of useful tips and contact information for local services and groups. The Alzheimers Society website is also a fantastic source of information on this subject and here are two links to easy-read booklets that you might find useful:
Communicating Factsheet - contains tips and advice on communicating with a person with dementia. Follow the link: “Communicating Factsheet”
Supporting a Person with Dementia Webpage - contains a series of tips on issues such as respect, memory problems, talking with, listening to and supporting a person with dementia. Follow the link “Supporting a Person with Dementia”
SAFEGUARDING Safeguarding is protecting an adult’s right to live in safety, free from abuse and neglect. It is about people and organisations working together to prevent and stop both the risk and experience of abuse and neglect. Cotswold Friends is committed to ensuring that adults who use our services are not exploited or abused and that working practices minimise the risk of abuse. All staff and volunteers at Cotswold Friends have a safeguarding duty to be vigilant to signs that all is not well with an adult and to follow the correct reporting procedures. Please Click here to read our Special Edition Safeguarding Newsletter, which summarises the information you need to know and explains the procedure if you have a concern you would like to report.