Advice for volunteers

Coronavirus – How you can support people with dementia in your community. Five top tips for individuals volunteering their time in the coronavirus response

Psychological first aid in emergencies training for frontline staff and volunteers. Free online psychological first aid training from Public Health England (PHE) available to frontline staff and volunteers

  • Training will equip staff to provide support and recognise people at risk of distress
  • Follows globally recommended model for supporting people during emergencies, tailored to the specific challenges of coronavirus (COVID-19)
Tips to share with a volunteer…

There are many volunteers who are offering to help people with dementia with practical day to day tasks. People with dementia have shared their lived experiences, highlighting the unique challenges they face in the new world of self-isolation and social-distancing.  They’ve made short videos and a simple guide to support Covid 19 volunteers to understand and meet the needs of people living with dementia

Tips checklist to share with a volunteer