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Fabulous opportunity for anyone who loves to drive

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

We are looking for volunteer drivers to drive our minibus. If you enjoy driving, and think you could help people to access our services, this could be the role for you. The journeys will be to and from our dementia hub in Burton Leonard on mornings/afternoons, collecting them from Harrogate, Knaresborough and Ripon. Drivers will be supported on the journeys by a volunteer chaperone. There is no need to do every week as the role will be organised on a rota basis.

Skills and qualities needed for the role:

Drivers must be understanding to 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: 30.05.2019
Organisation Information

Dementia Forward is a local charitable organisation supporting people living with dementia in the Harrogate and York districts. Dementia Support Advisers and Admiral Nurses provide a wrap around service from information and advice to practical and emotional support. In addition they run social events and weekly groups, focussing on wellbeing and peer support. Anyone can use this free service - please call our local helpline on 01765 601224, Mon -Fri, 9am-4pm.

Charity number: 1148225