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Support for older people with mental health issues

We're seeking volunteers to help out at our Saturday clubs in Bognor and Chichester

We are appealing for volunteers in Bognor and Chichester to help at our Saturday clubs.

Coastal West Sussex Mind needs support at its respite services for older people with mild to moderate dementia, confusion or memory loss, which enables their carer to have a break.

Bognor area manager Jo Bulis said: “We desperately need a couple of volunteers to join us at Chestnuts Day Centre, Bognor, and at the Judith Adams Centre, Chichester.

“Partners of those with dementia really need a break from caring to look after their own health and well-being. When they know their loved ones are enjoying being at our clubs, they can relax and have some desperately-needed respite. Our volunteers are a vital part of making this possible.

“These roles could be a good opportunity for those looking to use or develop skills around working with people with dementia but could equally suit retired people who have some time to spare on this rewarding work.”

Chichester area manager Rayner Waszkiewicz added: “Tasks will include setting up activities and clearing away, welcoming and chatting with people attending the club, helping them to take part in activities and preparing and serving meals and refreshments.

“A calm, patient manner would be beneficial and, as the days are great fun, a sense of humour is important!”

“Volunteers are needed for most of the day on a Saturday but if you have only a few hours, or can only do alternate weekends, for example, we would still love to hear from you.”

There are also some spaces available for new club members. Anyone who would like to find out more about volunteering or about the spaces can contact Jo (Bognor) on 07495 077341 or Rayner (Chichester) on 07495 077298.

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