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Together Dementia Support

Together Dementia Support had planned to record interviews at their Fabulous Forgetful Friends groups but due to COVID-19, they have instead made a short film of phone interviews and pictures. This film features a number of people explaining in their own words how they live well with dementia. 

 

Southway Housing Trust – Tidy Homes, Tidy Minds

8 Jun 2020 - 11:36 by michelle.foster

tidy homes tidy midsHoarding is defined by the NHS as “Excessively acquiring items that appear of little or no value and not being able to throw them away, resulting in unmanageable amounts of clutter”.

Compulsive hoarding can be a distressing and debilitating psychological condition, and since 2013 hoarding disorder has been recognised as a Mental Health condition.

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Independent Mental Capacity Advocate at Gaddum

Job summary
Gaddum Advocacy (formerly: The Manchester Advocacy Hub) provides all statutory advocacy services across Manchester and are looking for an energetic and passionate advocate to join their team.

The Independent Mental Capacity Advocate is responsible for responding to advocacy referrals under the Mental Capacity Act and the Care Act as necessary.

Advocates work in partnership with the people they support and take their side. Gaddum Advocacy promotes social inclusion, equality and social justice.

Job purpose

Hours: 
35 hours a week with expectation to provide shared duty cover.
Salary: 
£21,589 per annum
Location: 
Gaddum House, professional and community settings
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Independent Mental Health Advocate at Gaddum

Job summary
Gaddum Advocacy (formerly: The Manchester Advocacy Hub) provides all statutory advocacy services across Manchester and they are looking for an energetic and passionate advocate to join their team.

The Independent Mental Health Advocate is responsible for responding to advocacy referrals under the Mental Health Act as necessary.

Advocates work in partnership with the people they support and take their side. Gaddum Advocacy promotes social inclusion, equality and social justice.

Job purpose

Hours: 
35 hours per week with expectation to provide shared duty cover.
Salary: 
£21,589 per annum
Location: 
Gaddum House, professional and community settings
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Volunteers Week 2020 - Volunteer Stories Day 4

4 Jun 2020 - 15:17 by barkery.jammeh

Here is a short story from Daryl. Thanks for submitting Daryl :)

 

Volunteer name: Daryl pollitt

Volunteer age:60

Where are you from: Street Treats

What's your volunteer role and what do you do in that role:
Feed the homeless

How long have you been volunteering for:
6 Years

How did you get involved with volunteering:
I started when my teenage son suggested we make some sandwichs and take around the tents

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Volunteers Week 2020 - Volunteer Stories Day 4

4 Jun 2020 - 11:52 by barkery.jammeh

Hi all, we hope you are still enjoying the fabulous stories we have been sharing this week. Next up we have Ru Yi Chang!

Name: Ru Yi Chang

Volunteer age: 20

Where are they from: Malaysia

What's their volunteer role and what do they do in that role:
Activity Mentor and Peer support group volunteer. To support disabled adults and increase their confidence in travelling to attend weekly supported sessions.

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Volunteers Week 2020 - Volunteer Stories Day 3

3 Jun 2020 - 15:20 by barkery.jammeh

Hello all,

I hope you are enjoying your week. Todays next story is from someone we know very well - Sam from Breakthrough UK. Not only does Sam work with and help volunteers in her working life but Sam also finds the time to volunteer herself which is amazing. Find out more about Sam below and what her most memorable Volunteer memory is!

 

Volunteer name: Sam

Volunteer age: 30

Where are you from: Huddersfield

What's your volunteer role and what do you do in that role:

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