Volunteers Needed to Support People in Wiltshire

Swan Advocacy is seeking to recruit and train volunteers who have the passion and skills to make a real difference through our ‘Dementia Advocacy Project’.  The Project, funded by the Lloyds Bank Foundation, will support individuals experiencing memory loss or in the early stages of dementia living in some of the most isolated, rural areas of Wiltshire.

Project lead, Sarah Ride, says “The aim of the project is to ensure that individuals are supported to raise concerns about their health, access the services that they want and are able to make informed choices about their future.  We will initially be offering the service in Marlborough, Pewsey, Durrington, Upavon, Tisbury and Dinton as well as the surrounding villages and hamlets. We are keen to hear from people living in and around those areas who may be interested in undertaking the training to become volunteer advocates.”

Swan Advocacy offers comprehensive induction and ongoing nationally recognised advocacy training in exchange for a commitment for our volunteers to support clients on a flexible basis as the need arises and to participate in the supervision and support provided.  Whilst experience is not required we are looking for people who are good communicators and have a positive attitude towards old age, illness or disability.  If you are interested in volunteering, or in accessing the service, contact Swan Advocacy on 01722 341851.  www.swanadvocacy.org.uk