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In Mature Company | Advisory Group members needed

ABOUT THE OPPORTUNITY

We’re seeking enthusiastic people to join the Advisory Group for our In Mature Company project. In Mature Company is a 3-year ‘test & learn’ project (2018-2021) delivering weekly dance sessions in 9 care homes across Leeds aiming to reduce social isolation and loneliness amongst care home residents living with dementia.

As the project enters its second year the Advisory Group will help to guide and steer the project. The group of around 10 volunteers will meet quarterly until March 2021.
As an Advisory Group member you will:

• Attend four advisory group meetings (around 2 hours in length) per year.
• Where necessary, read and reflect on any information sent in advance of the meeting.
• Advise and provide expertise within meetings on how best to develop the project. In particular, supporting Yorkshire Dance to develop relationships with cares homes, residents with dementia and volunteers.
• Visit one of the care homes to see the project in action and support with project evaluation and development by sharing feedback and observations.

WHAT ARE WE LOOKING FOR?

We are seeking people who are good communicators, have a caring a sensitive manner and are keen to become actively involved in steering this exciting new project.
A background or understanding of either: the voluntary sector, the arts, the care sector or lived experience of supporting someone living Dementia is helpful but is not essential.
We particularly welcome volunteers over the age of 50.
All Advisory group members will receive a full induction and have access to training in dementia awareness before visiting care homes. You will be volunteering with a group of 8-10 people meeting 4 times a year. Meetings will take place in our building during the day Monday to Friday – dates and times to be arranged by the group at the first meeting.

We ask that you visit two care homes a year to support project evaluation. When visiting care homes you will be volunteering alongside a team of 3 artists. Care homes for year 2 are located in Hunslet, Gledhow and Seacroft.

Travel expenses can be claimed.

If you are interested in learning more click the enquiry button (we normally check our enquiries on a Tuesday). We will get in touch to have a chat about the role and invite you in to our building in central Leeds for an informal chat so you can find out more and ask any questions.

 

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