Downham Dementia Support Association are seeking to recruit a volunteer who can assist them with digital communications, including setting up a website and running their social media channels.
The group, who have been working to make Downham a Dementia Friendly Community, are looking to improve communication with the wider community so they can continue to raise awareness of Dementia and keep local residents informed of events and activities.
The new communication volunteer will join a group of highly skilled and experienced volunteers which make up Downham Dementia Support Association, including retired social workers, teachers, members of the Borough and Town Councils and carers who look after family members with dementia. The volunteer’s first task will be to make sure the residents of Downham all know about the important work that the association is doing and how the community can get involved.
Local charity Age UK Norfolk has been working in partnership with Downham Dementia Support Association, offering advice on the practicalities of setting up a Dementia Friendly Community project, and arranging free dementia awareness training sessions for local people.
Amelia Worley, Age UK Norfolk’s Community Development Coordinator – Dementia said: “Good communication is key to the success of a Dementia Friendly Community. Having a website or a Facebook page would really boost Downham Dementia Support’s profile in the town. Knowing that local residents are sympathetic to their needs will encourage people living with dementia to take a more active role in their community and could prevent social isolation”.
If you think this role could be for you, contact the chair of Downham Dementia Support Association, Joan Alfred: phone 01366384673, email joan.alfred @ talktalk.net for more information.