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A fabulous opportunity for anyone who loves to drive

A fabulous opportunity for anyone who loves to drive
Dementia Forward
Description of the role:

We are looking for volunteers to drive our minibus. If you enjoy driving and could spare a few hours a month to help people access our services, this could be the role for you. The journeys will be to and from our hub in Burton Leonard, collecting people from Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon. Drivers will be supported on the journeys by a volunteer chaperone. There is no need to do every week.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

Drivers must be understanding of the needs of people living with dementia and their carers. You must be over 25 and under 70. Drivers must have held a full UK driving licence for more than two years, have the D1 entitlement, and must have been resident in the UK for at least 5 years. MiDAS training is desirable but is not a requirement.

Practical information:

The role will be organised on a rota basis, covering morning and afternoon journeys. Volunteers must be able to get to the dementia hub in Burton Leonard independently. Drivers must declare any convictions, accidents or speeding fines in the last 5 years. All volunteers will be given a full Dementia Forward induction.


Additional Information
DBS check needed: Yes
Driving licence needed: Yes
Car owner: No
Open to: Ages 18+
Is this role wheelchair accessible?: No
George Armitage House
Church Lane
Burton Leonard
North Yorkshire
Last updated: 20.05.2020
Organisation Information

During the coronavirus outbreak, activities are not taking place but Dementia Forward is operating a support helpline staffed by professional dementia support advisors for anyone who needs any help, including carers and family members. The helpline (03300 578592) is open Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm.

Dementia Forward is a local charity which supports people living with dementia across North Yorkshire. Dementia support advisors and Admiral Nurses provide a personalised service, from information and advice to practical and emotional support. In addition, they run social events and weekly groups, focusing on wellbeing and peer support. Anyone can use this free service. Please call our local helpline on 03300 578592 between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Charity number: 1148225