A team from Home Instead Senior Care delivered a workshop on the ageing process to National Trust Volunteer Managers.
The People and CAREGiver Experience team presented at Convestival 18, the National Trust’s part-conference, part-convention, part-festival, training and development event which is attended by around 150 of the Trust’s Volunteer Managers.
The annual Convestival 18, which took place at Calke Abbey in Derbyshire, explored diversity and inclusion in volunteering and was the ideal opportunity for Home Instead to share its expert knowledge on ageing.
The National Trust estimates that around 51% of its volunteers are over the age of 65.
The Home Instead workshop gave Volunteer Managers a better understanding of issues faced by older people, including dementia.
Speaking about the partnership, John Sebastianelli, Volunteering and Participation Consultant at the National Trust said: “Home Instead gave our Volunteer Managers an excellent insight into the ageing process.
“We want to ensure that we are able to support our older volunteers to maintain a fulfilling and mutually beneficial relationship with the Trust.”
Martin Jones, managing director at Home Instead added: “As the UK’s leading home care provider, we have so much knowledge to share and we are delighted to be able to support the National Trust in this way.”