Health &Social Care Volunteering at the Dementia Café
The volunteering with people affected by Dementia in the Borough got under way by our Health and Social Care students on 9 February. The four students who at Level 1 started delivering information sessions and fundraising in the college last year will now be volunteering once a month at the Dementia Café for Haringey Housing Trust. They are now on the Level 2 Extended Certificate in Health and Social Care.
In their first session they joined in with arts and crafts activities and a general knowledge quiz with the service users as well as talking about their lives and memories of being younger and things they enjoy doing.
The session really helped the students to put in practice all they had learnt about Dementia and how it can change people’s lives, they showed great patience, care and how to be responsive to the needs of others.
The sessions will allow the students to develop their employability skills, ready for the world, develop their personalities further and allow them to gain new skills and develop different talents.