Dementia Friend & Companion

  • Location

    Melksham, UK

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  • Salary:

    £10.00 per hour + paid travel time

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

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  • Published:

    9 months ago

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We are looking for compassionate Dementia Friends & Companions in the Melksham area of Wiltshire. Previous experience is not required as full training is provided. It is essential that you are a car driver.

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 have a big heart and the right qualities to care, then this could be the role for you.

  • £10.00 per hour.
  • Paid travel, waiting time & fuel payments.
  • Full or Part-Time hours, Guaranteed Hours available.
  • Hours include mornings, lunchtimes, evenings & alternate weekends.
  • Pension, paid DBS & paid training.


This homecare provider provides care visits to older adults living in their own homes and they have job vacancies in Melksham, Chippenham, Bradford-on-Avon, Bath, Corsham, and surrounding areas of Somerset & Wiltshire.

Could you help Martha?

“Hello, my name is Martha, I am 84 years young and I have lived on my own since my husband, Roger, passed away 7-years ago. Last year I had a fall whilst out shopping and it shook my confidence. I stopped going out to the shops or into the garden on my own, and even became scared of going up the stairs to bed. I can get muddled with peoples’ names from time to time too and forget to do certain jobs. I am in the early stages of Dementia you see. Then along came Amanda, she’s an angel. She will help me with my daily routines and little things that have become more difficult. She will help me get up in the morning, finished getting dressed and make me some breakfast. On other days she will take me out for some fresh air, to the shops, and on rainy days we will bake together, I love a slice of cake and a natter. She might even help me up the stairs to bed in an evening and make sure I’m ok. I don’t know what I would do without Amanda, she brightens up my day and helps me keep living life to the full.”

The Employer

As a Dementia Friend & Companion, you could be joining an awarding winning care company, whose owners were inspired to deliver care the right way, after experiencing poor care themselves for a family member. They feel this is a privilege to do so and enables them to help other families who have been in the same position. This organisation provides a bespoke companionship led care service that really does benefit the people they support. Every visit is a minimum of 1-hour too, so nothing is rushed, and you will stay with the same clients on an ongoing basis, allowing you develop a strong bond. 

Apply/Ask a Question

If you have any questions about this Dementia Friend & Companion job vacancy, 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 and answer any questions. This would usually be within 24-72 hours of applying. 

*Martha is a just an example of someone you would support.