Supporting Older People with Dementia
Alzheimer Scotland is Scotland’s leading dementia charity. Established in 1994, our entire organisation is dedicated to understanding the challenges dementia brings and supporting people with dementia and their partners, families and carers to meet these challenges and live well with dementia. Our main aim is that no-one should go through dementia alone.
This opportunity is to bring the benefits of outdoors and gardening to our service users and their carers at our allotment, located on the slopes of the Law.
The plot has raised beds, vegetable plot and patio area, where service users can grow a variety of crops/flowers to harvest. The location benefits from excellent views and fresh air and the patio area is ideal to be utilised for creating container gardens and also for well-being, by enjoying the natural surroundings.
Volunteers would be key in supporting the upkeep of the allotment, along with supporting service users with gardening tasks and roles. The allotment has a good layout and there is scope for various gardening activities. This outdoor space has the potential along with gardening for multi uses for the well-being of service users. You will be encouraging participants to get green fingered, supporting their efforts & socialising.
Alzheimer Scotland has a comprehensive training programme and volunteers are given induction training along with training relating to their role. Travel expenses paid.
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