Westbury on Trym / Westbury Park / Sneyd Park / Stoke Bishop
Totterdown / Knowle / Windmill Hill
Stockwood / Flowers Hill
Stapleton / Broomhill / Begbrook
St Philip's Marsh / The Dings
St Paul's / St Werburghs / St. Agnes / St Jude's
St George / Crew's Hole / Troopers Hill
Speedwell / Crofts End / Ridgeway / Mayfield Park
Southville / Ashton Gate
Southmead / Monks Park / Manor Park
Shirehampton / Seamills / Coombe Dingle
Redland / Cotham / Kingsdown
Redfield / Whitehall
Redcliffe / Temple Meads
Montpelier / Stokes Croft / St Andrews / Ashley Down
Knowle West / Kensington Park / Upper Knowle
Hengrove / Whitchurch
Henbury / Brentry / Botany Bay / Charlton Mead
Harbourside / Canons Marsh / Brandon Hill
Fishponds / Hillfields / Chester Park / Lodge Hill
Filwood Park / Inns Court / Lower Knowle / Novers Park
Filton / Frenchay
Edge of Bristol (South Gloucester)
Edge of Bristol (North Somerset)
Edge of Bristol (Bath & North East Somerset)
Eastville / Rose Green / Clay Hill
Easton / Baptist Mills / Greenbank
Downend / Mangotsfield / Emersons Green
Clifton / Clifton Down / Hotwells
Bristol City Centre
Brislington / Broomhill / St. Annes / Arnos Vale
Bishopsworth / Withywood / Hartcliffe
Bishopston / Horfield / Henleaze / Golden Hill
Bedminster Down / Headley Park / Uplands / Highridge
Bedminster / Victoria Park
Barton Hill / Lawrence Hill / Newtown
Avonmouth / Lawrence Weston
Ashton Vale / Bower Ashton
Why we need you:
The Side by Side telephone service provides people living with dementia with companionship and conversation. Through regular contact, people living with dementia will stay connected and better informed on how to access local services and activities.
What you’ll be doing:
Telephoning people living with dementia on a regular basis, chatting with them about the things they are interested in and want to talk about. The number of people you telephone may vary.
Assisting and supporting people living with dementia, giving advice, and signposting them to
services to enable them to live well.
Providing formal feedback to your role manager or lead volunteer.
This role will suit you if you:
Want to support people living with dementia and enable them to feel connected.
Are confident using the telephone, enjoy talking to people and are happy working alone.
Have good verbal communication and exceptional listening skills.
Are patient, organised, and able to agree and arrange dates/times of when to make calls.
What you can expect from us:
We will make you feel welcome, included and respected.
A role manager who will support you throughout your time volunteering with us.
Training, support and guidance to enable you to carry out your role with confidence.
Out of pocket expenses (e.g. travel) agreed before you start and in line with our policy.
Being kept up-to-date with the relevant policies and procedures that apply to your role.
You’ll have access to learning, development and engagement opportunities for volunteers.
What we need from you:
To ensure the safety and security of people living with dementia we ask for:
Two references and proof of your identity.
Essential learning to be complete before starting in your role to take about three and a half
days - this will include face-to-face information sessions and e-learning modules.
You will need to complete an enhanced without barred list DBS or Access NI check, in line
with the legal requirements. A criminal record will not necessarily stop you being able to
carry out this role.
Interested? Find out more!
If you have any questions about the role or would like to apply, please contact Tom Robertson