Training and Resourcing

An important function of Caraway will be to support, resource and train volunteers and team members who are working with those in their later years. This will include:

  • Safeguarding Training
  • Developing Listening Skills
  • Communication in Dementia
  • Living with Dementia
  • Working in a Care Home
  • Compassionate Care
  • Reflecting on Spirituality and Ageing
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SAVE THE DATE!!!!!

Our annual Caraway Resource and Refresh Day will be held on Wednesday 1st April 2020,

with Dr Jennifer Bute

– keynote speaker, workshops and an opportunity to support and encourage each other. These are always well attended and valued by participants. We are fortunate to have Dr Jennifer Bute joining us to speak and to lead our worship creatively.

She has recently written a book  called ‘Dementia From the Inside’, published by SPCK. She is a national advocate for the inside view of dementia and has huge spiritual insight into what it is like to have dementia and what gives you hope. “Jennifer’s passion and down-to-earth approach to dementia gives people with dementia and their families a positive view of life.”

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Her website is www.gloriousopportunity.org  and has many free resources on it.

Jennifer was a member at Highfield Church, has had dementia for 10 years now and now lives in Sandford Station, a purpose built dementia village in Somerset. We welcome her back.

There will be workshops covering creativity in spirituality, getting to know your community, and aspects of dementia issues.

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You do see your friends and neighbours, all being brought in. It’s a relaxed atmosphere . It means you do feel included in the church family. We’re a very close family and have friends of friends of friends, but the young people, they don’t have anybody . It continued church as I haven’t been so well lately after a fall. My balance is poor and my voice isn’t what it used to be, and I love to sing. I always knew when it was time to get up as I could hear Grandma in the kitchen, she sang

Liz’s Mum
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I do enjoy all of it. I think the service at the start is good. I know some people find the little figures a bit patronising, but the discussions are good and it's good to meet up with friends and it's good to see all the displays. It does make you think. It’s the companionship and the friendliness. It’s just a pleasant few hours really. I think it’s nice to be using the church for a truly worshipping session.

Heather
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Why do you come as a volunteer to help with events like Vintage Adventure in church?  …Well, as I’m getting older, I realise that for an awful lot of the elderly, they’ve not got very long left to get to know the lord So I think this generation is the most important ministry. If you’re in with students and you mess it up, they’ve got a whole lifetime when they can met somebody who will correct it. We haven’t got that luxury so this is a very important ministry and I just want to do my little bit.

Rob Childs
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I come to Vintage Adventure because , being a single person, it’s good to come to places where I meet people and I think in a big church, any groups, be it for young or old to meet people on a much smaller scale is really important like homegroups  I think it is very good for the older generation to be catered for because they have certain emphases.

Pat ( Scottish dancer)