Kitchen assistant for dementia service

Do you have personal or paid experience of being in a kitchen environment?

Perhaps you love cooking for others and would relish to chance to help prepare a hot meal and give back to those that have given so much in their lives?

Age Exchange are looking for people who are enthusiastic about improving the quality of life for older people in Lambeth and who would like to give their time and talents to our dementia services. They are particularly interested in those that would like to assist the kitchen team to help prepare a hot lunch for their dementia service.

When: Every Monday 11am-3pm 

Minimum Commitment: Ideally 6+ months

Where: Age Exchange, Wellbeings Lambeth, Lingham Court, 10 Lingham Sreet, SW9 9HF

About Age Exchange

Age Exchange are passionate and experienced in helping those living with dementia and their carers. We work side-by-side with people, listening to them and supporting them to take part in creative and stimulating activities. Our work creates lasting friendships - and lots of fun and laughter!

We pay special attention to the memories, life experiences and interests of those we support, and use music, movement, arts and crafts, games and other things to learn about people. In our work with people living with dementia, memory is not about asking a person to remember – it is about reaching out to the person in the here and now through the things that are important to them.

As well as the person living with dementia, we also invite those that care for them to attend our groups so that they can meet others in a similar position, helping to combat loneliness and isolation.

About the role:
  • The role would involve assisting the kitchen team to help prepare a hot lunch for their dementia service.

  • An experienced facilitator will be running the group and will be on site to ensure you’re properly supported.

  • Ideally you will be able to make a weekly commitment (Mondays 11am-3pm)  when the group takes place. However, if you are interested please contact us, as alterative times and days may be available.

  • We can, within reason, reimburse your travel and lunch expenses up to £10 per day.

  • You are very welcome to call or email for an informal chat about the role and our work with people living with dementia.

Who are we looking for?
  • Good communication skills
  • Basic understanding of food hygiene and health and safety regulations
  • Ability to operate kitchen equipment
  • Trustworthy and reliable with good time management skills
  • Comfortable working as part of a team
What the volunteer would gain from the volunteering opportunity:
  • Training including Food Hygiene and Health and Safety1st Aid
  • The opportunity to develop your existing skills and learn new skills
  • The chance to meet new people and give back to our local community

Find out more/ apply!

  • Contact Lydia Thurgar
  • lydia.thurgar@age-exchange.org.uk
  • 0208 318 9105

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