Simeon Care for the Elderly
in Great Britain, hosted by IVS GB
Theme: Children, teenagers, elderly people
Location Aberdeen, Scotland
Duration: 12 months. Intakes: February, March, June, August.
Application: Contact IVS for further information and an application form.
# Project: English
# Local: English
If you are interested in taking part in this project, or if you would like to get more information about becoming a long term volunteer, please contact your local organisation.
Simeon provides a home, care and companionship to 17 elderly frail people. We live together as a loving, caring family and help to make the last years of life rich, joyful and rewarding, both for those of us who care and those of us who are cared for.
Ours is a unique model of old age care. We are part of the Camphill movement and the rst care home of its kind in the world. Our wish is that others are inspired by our approach to create homes for ageing people that bring peace, happiness and fulllment.
Work: About 44 hours/week in exible shifts. Two days o per week. You live and work in the community providing personal care and support to elderly residents, sharing all activities of daily living, joining in the care and upkeep of the houses and gardens.
Requirements: Some previous experience of care or social work with vulnerable people is desirable, but not essential as we will provide training and guidance. It is essential to have a good grasp of the English language. You should be willing to learn and accept instruction and be ready to share your gifts and talents. We are looking for people with a compassionate and caring nature, with a desire to
help in practical everyday tasks that will make people feel comfortable.
Food: We normally eat together, family style, for three meals a day with the residents. The main midday meal is prepared by our cook. During your time foods (including snacks and ingredients from the larder) is available.
Accommodation: You will have your own furnished room and shared bathroom facilities.
Pocket money: 160 GBP per month
Insurance: Covered under SCI for the duration of your stay, but not for travel
Visa: IVS will issue a certicate of sponsorship for anyone living outside the EEU and who requires an entry visa. Simeon is registered with UK Border Agency and is able to issue certicates of sponsorship.
Others: There are opportunities to meet and do things with the volunteers living and working in nearby Camphill centres. Simeon trains all volunteers using a nationally recognised Induction in Social
Care programme within the the rst three months of joining Simeon. This includes training in rst aid, manual handling, infection control, food safety, and re safety. We oer foundation talks on Camphill and Anthroposophy and related subjects. A special application form is needed for this project.