Dementia Friend & Companion

  • Location

    Colchester, UK

  • Sector:

    Adult Homecare Branch

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  • Salary:

    £10.75 - £12.00 per hour + mileage

  • Contact:

    Steve Vine

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  • Published:

    10 months ago

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We are looking for full and part-time Dementia Friends & Companions in the Colchester area of Essex. No experience is required as excellent training is provided, but it is essential that you have a full driving licence and access to a vehicle.


This homecare provider provides care visits in the community to older adults living in their own homes, they have job vacancies in Colchester, Manningtree, Kelvedon, Tiptree, Ardleigh, Tolgate, Stanway, Coggeshall, East Bergholt, Dedham, and surrounding areas.

What would you be doing?

As a Dementia Friend & Companion, you will be playing a big role within your community and helping older adults remain independent in their own home. The company generally provide a minimum of 1-hour visits, so nothing is rushed, and each clients’ needs are different. The main part of the role will be checking on a client’s welfare providing help with housework, preparing meals, and helping with any medication. There will be elements of personal care involved but this would be no different to what you may do for a friend or relative.  You will also help them to keep doing activities they enjoy at home such as baking, gardening, listening to old records or reminiscing about their memories with a nice cuppa. If you also think about everything you do daily, you would be supporting someone to do the same.

The Employer

You could be joining an award-winning organisation with an outstanding brand and reputation in the industry. The owner started the service based on his own personal experiences after his father lived with Dementia and his mother suffered a stroke, he understood the challenges faced in caring. He used his experience and knowledge to start a high-quality, bespoke service. With a Good CQC rating and 9.8 rating on testament to their hard work. This homecare provider also invests in their staff and ensure that everyone feels valued and part of the team. They offer excellent progression opportunities too, so this could be the first step towards a long-lasting, rewarding career.

Pay rates, hours & benefits

  • £10.75 per hour weekdays & £12.00 per hour weekends.
  • Bank Holidays are double pay.
  • Mileage - 25p per mile.
  • Full Training & Continuous Development with lots of progression opportunities.
  • Employee benefits.
  • The biggest benefit is a role that offers fulfilment & satisfaction as well the opportunity to make a positive difference in a person’s life, not many jobs can say that.

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.