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Bield appeals for volunteers in Perth

Bield, a housing and care provider, is highlighting the important role that volunteers can play in assisting older people to enjoy happy and fulfilled lives in Perth.

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Bield’s Quayside Court very sheltered housing development is looking for a social activity assistant to help organise weekly bingo sessions on Monday afternoons and assist with tidying up afterwards. This allows opportunities for social interaction for the tenants within the development and the wider community.

Raymond Scott, Manager at Quayside Court, said:

“Social activity assistants play a vital role in helping the tenants engage with one another.

“Organising events from coffee mornings to bingo nights, we like to involve the tenants at every stage with the emphasis on having fun.” 

Gladstone Court Retirement Housing Development is looking to recruit befrienders and Social Activity Co-ordinators to get to know and socialise with tenants and a social activity co-ordinator to lead and support tenants with weekly quizzes.

Befrienders spend one-on-one time with tenants to provide companionship and an essential social element to their day. Helping to improve tenant wellbeing, becoming a befriender is a hugely rewarding experience.

Social activity co-ordinators aid in getting tenants together and help to organise group activities at the development.

Nora Toolan, Manager at Gladstone Court, said:

“We really do appreciate the huge impact our befrienders and social activity co-ordinators have in enhancing and enriching the lives of tenants."

Times can be arranged locally. Volunteers are crucial in every Bield development, offering social support and companionship on a one-to-one basis for the tenants, for a few hours on a weekly basis. 

Anyone who would like to take on one of these hugely rewarding projects is encouraged to get in touch. From events planning to simply getting to know tenants and making new friends, this is a fantastic opportunity to volunteer in Perth.

Enquiries are welcome from all people over the age of 16, but please be aware that not all applications will be successful. Bield is asking for a minimum of a six month commitment and full training and support will be given as well as out-of-pocket expenses.

For more information, please call Raymond Scott (Quayside) on 01738 622 189 or Nora Toolan (Gladstone Court) on 01738 634 222, or visit jobs.bield.co.uk to complete the online application form.

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