Older Peoples Mealtime Assistant

To assist the Team in providing an effective & positive mealtime experience for our Patients/Service Users
Duration: Ongoing
When can volunteers volunteer? Weekly
Availability:

This grid shows when you can volunteer for this organisation. E.G Monday morning.

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Tasks the volunteer will be required to do:

What you will be required to do:
• Help preparing and clearing dining areas by:
o Wiping and setting tables/meal trays
o Help serve/distribute meals

• Assist staff who are feeding patients by:
o Getting fresh food, cutlery, crockery as directed
o Replenishing drinks

• Support identified patients ONLY at mealtimes by:
o Opening packages
o Cutting up food
o Replenishing drinks
o Reporting to staff re patients intake
o Encouraging patients to eat

Skill and Qualifications Required:

Main skills and attributes required:
 Good communicator
 Patience
 Caring nature

Areas of Interest: Hospices, Hospitals, Mental Health, Older people, Social care, Social Welfare
What activities will the volunteer do? Care work, Catering, Support Work
Skills gained in this role: Cleaning and tidying, Listening, Organising, Talking to others, Teamwork
Home based opportunity? No
DBS Check Required: Yes
Opportunity Accessibility: The volunteering location is not accessible

About the host organisation

Hosted by: Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust
Organisation Profile: Pennine Care NHS Foundation Trust provides mental health and community services to people living in the boroughs of Bury, Oldham and Rochdale. We also provide mental health services in Stockport and Tameside and Glossop, as well as community services in Trafford. Our services are located in hospitals and in the community and work closely with local councils, NHS organisations and the community and voluntary sector. We provide a range of services for people who have serious mental illness such as schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, as well as more common mental health problems including depression, anxiety and dementia.