LinkAges
Tackle elderly isolation by sharing the hobbies you love.
1-2 hours a week
Flexible
What is LinkAges?
Nationwide, around 10% of old people feel lonely often or always; over half of all people aged over 75 live alone; and over half of all elderly people say that television is their main form of company. LinkAges is a project aiming to tackle elderly isolation with just as little as an hour of your time per week or even fortnight.
Nubian Life specialises in activities for the elderly community with memory loss conditions such as Dementia and Alzheimer's. Link Ages allows you to learn more, take part in fun activities and have an impact in a lonely older person's life.
Deadline: 30th May
Project Details
What: This is your life (book making) / Interactive Games
Where: Nubian Life, Shepherd's Bush
When: Tuesday's 11:45-12:25
What: Sit and stand tall/ Family Fellowship
Where: Nubian Life, Shepherd's Bush
When: Tuesday's 13:45-14:50
What: Read and relax / Modelling
Where: Nubian Life, Shepherd's Bush
When: Wednesday's 11:45-12:25
What: Modelling / Living Medicine/ Gardening Project
Where: Nubian Life, Shepherd's Bush
When: Wednesday's 13:45-14:50
What: Mind Games / Singing, drama for those with Dementia
Where: West 12 Shopping Centre, Shepherds Bush
When: Thursday's 11:45-15:00
What: Men's Group and a Women's Group
Where: Nubian Life, Shepherd's Bush
When: Thursday's 11:45-14:50
What: Kite Making / Personal Care (Hair and nails)
Where: Nubian Life, Shepherd's Bush
When: Friday's 11:45-12:25
What: Personal Care / Art Session
Where: Nubian Life, Shepherd's Bush
When: Friday's 13:45-14:50
What: Weekly walks (20 min)
Where: AGE UK Merton
When: Once a week day and time flexible
What: Befriender (meet with an older person in their home for one hour a week)
Where: AGE UK Merton
When: Once a week day and time flexible
What is your role?
Volunteering in care homes can play a huge part in making residents feel connected to their community and the outside world and making care homes fun and vibrant places to live and work.
  • Attend weekly or fortnightly volunteering sessions to support elderly residents.
  • All training you need for your role will be provided
  • Your travel expenses will be covered.
What will you gain?
  • Develop your leadership and communication skills
  • Develop your own CV through practical experience
  • Make a real lasting impact in someone else's life
  • Experience with vulnerable groups for volunteers interested in care professions
  • Experience with people with memory loss conditions for volunteers interested in future medical/ psychological/ neurological/ pharmaceutical research and professions.
What are the next steps
  1. Fill in this application form telling us why you’d like to be involved.
  2. We'll be in touch to set up an informal chat before you get started and complete our adult safeguarding training.
  3. You'll receive all the training you need to get started and be matched with a role.
  4. Spend the next couple of months making and impact, developing skills and experience, meeting new people and having fun!
By taking part you are also eligible for Kingston Award points for volunteering.
All volunteer travel expenses are reimbursed.
We strongly encourage applications from BME individuals and other under-represented groups.
Kingston Hub is committed to making our activities inclusive to all students. We can make reasonable adjustments to application processes, selection workshops, training sessions, volunteering projects and other activities on a case-by-case basis. We also provide ongoing support for the students we work with, so if you have particular accessibility needs, including special educational needs, please do get in touch with anita@kingstonhub.org and let us know how we can make the activity more accessible.
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