Dementia Friend & Companion

  • Location

    Ross-on-Wye, UK

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  • Salary:

    £9.75 - £10.75 per hour + benefits

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

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  • Published:

    6 months ago

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We are looking for full-time or part time Dementia Friends & Companions in the Ross-on-Wye area of Herefordshire. No experience is needed as excellent training will be provided. However, it is essential that you hold a full driving licence and have access to a vehicle.  


This fantastic company provide our support within people’s own homes, they have job vacancies in the Ross-on-Wye, Hereford, Leominster, and the Golden Valley area of Herefordshire. They will always place you as close to home as possible to keep travelling to a minimum.

Could you support someone like *Doreen?

*Doreen is friendly and loves a good natter. She is a keen walker and loves to walk by the River Wye in the sunshine and look at the flowers. She also loves to shop. Things have got more difficult for Doreen recently and she sometimes gets forgetful and then can get upset with herself. You could be her lifeline to keep her doing the things she loves and has always done, it’s a rewarding role and the feeling of satisfaction knowing that you have helped someone is like no other.

What does the role involve?

As a Dementia Friend & Companion, you will build a relationship with the people you support and help them to stay independent for as long as possible in their own home. A typical day could involve preparing a meal, getting them out of bed, assisting with personal care, helping them keep their home tidy, getting them some shopping so they don’t have to go out and being a good companion. You may sit, chat with a cup of tea or bake some scones, listen to music or reminisce with them while looking through their memories in photo albums.

The Employer

You would be joining an award-winning homecare provider supporting older people living in their own homes. The whole team are proud of their Good CQC rating, and their ethos is very much about the people they support and giving back to the community. They do this by holding regular vintage afternoon teas, coffee mornings and summer fairs. They use the donations from these events to support local charities. They strive to always provide the highest quality support, the kind of support you would want for your own loved ones.

Pay rates and hours

  • £9.75 - £10.75 per hour (double time on Bank Holidays).
  • Mileage Allowance
  • DBS refunded at end of probation period.
  • Guaranteed hours, shift payments, salary or zero hours if preferred – flexibility to choose what suits you best.
  • Hours to suit your family commitments but you must have some availability every other weekend for a few hours.
  • Excellent training and development and career progression opportunities.

Apply/ask a Question?

If you have any questions about this Dementia Friend & Companion role, 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 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.  

*Doreen is just an example of someone you would support