The Birmingham Insurance Institute was joined by the Insurance Charities and Alzheimer's Society at its recent meeting to hear about the launch of an exciting new partnership.
The new initiative is being piloted in the Birmingham region and provides unique volunteering roles that give the insurance industry the opportunity to give back to their local community.
There are three different roles on offer:
- Keeping in Touch telephone volunteer -- Keeping in Touch calls are a vital way of providing continued support to people with dementia and their families and carers. Through short calls, the volunteer checks in to see if someone requires further assistance on a regular basis.
- Side by Side telephone volunteer -- This provides someone living with dementia with companionship and conversation. Through regular contact, people living with dementia can stay connected and are better informed of how and where to access services and support.
- Side by Side face-to-face volunteer -- This role enables people living with dementia to keep doing the things they love. The volunteer helps someone stay connected to their local community through staying active and engaged in social and recreational activities.
To find out more and apply to be a volunteer, visit: theinsurancecharities.org.uk/dementia or if you have any questions email: firstname.lastname@example.org