Dementia Friend & Companion

  • Location

    Melbourne, Derby, UK

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  • Salary:

    £9.70 - £9.90 per hour + mileage

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

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  • Published:

    7 months ago

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We are looking for full and part-time Dementia Friends & Companions in the Melbourne area of South Derbyshire. No experience is required as excellent training is provided; you just need to be a caring, positive individual. It is essential that you have a driving licence and access to a vehicle.


This company delivers care & support to older people in their own homes, they have vacancies Melbourne, Swadlincote, Newhall, Midway, Ashby de la Zouch, and surrounding areas


No Experience is necessary as award-winning training is provided and career progression. We welcome applications from all ages (with no upper limit). It does not matter what job you have done in the past, or if you have never worked, if you can make an older person’s life brighter and feel great satisfaction from doing it, you are exactly who we are looking for.

The Employer

This homecare company are an award-winning provider who focus on a bespoke companionship led care service. They have won multiple awards over the years and have built an excellent reputation within communities across the UK. This exceptional service is different to any other care organisation in the area, providing a minimum of 1-hour home visits, so you will not be rushed when with clients. The owner of the business has a passion to deliver a high quality of care to older people in the local community. He has seen the effect the service has had on his 92-year-old mother, who has been matched with brilliant Companions. They visit her twice a day and she will usually have her coat on waiting for their visit so they can go out for a coffee and a natter. However, the team are aware that her needs could grow at any time. This does not worry them because they have built up a great relationship with her.

Job role

As a Dementia Friend & Companion you would be supporting an older adult in their own home with their daily routines. This could vary from washing, dressing (Personal Care), companionship, shopping, meal preparation, attending appointments/clubs and everything in between. You would always be carefully matched to the person you will be supporting, and you will be kept as close to home as possible.

Pay rate, hours & benefits

  •          £9.70 - £9.90 per hour, double rate on bank holidays.
  •          Mileage allowance.
  •          Pension scheme, paid holidays, and Employee Assistance Programme.
  •          Hours available include mornings, lunchtimes, evenings, and alternate weekends.
  •          The role is rewarding, and the company is one you can be proud of.

Apply/Ask a Question

If you have any questions about this Dementia Friend & Companion role, or if you wish to apply, then please click on the apply button. Once you have applied, we would carry out an initial pre-screen of your application, your CV & application is then passed to the end employer who would then contact you directly to progress your application further. This would usually be within 24-72 hours of applying and this telephone conversation is for you to ask any questions you may have and the end employer to find out more about you.