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Oral Health Resource volunteers

Type: Information / advice

Location: All of Plymouth

As one of the country’s largest not-for-profits, Dimensions provides support for around 3,500 people with learning disabilities and autism across the UK.

The people we support and their families are at the heart of everything we do and we are driven by our values to work towards enabling every person we support to have a great life, with excellent outcomes.

We help people to live more independently, to be involved in their local communities, and our volunteers play a vital role in our work.

Oral Health Resource volunteers wanted! (virtual, home based role)

Are you studying oral health, or a trainee dental therapist/hygienist keen to share your knowledge with others?

Would you like to help the people we support to improve their oral health?

As a volunteer, you would be sharing your invaluable knowledge with our support colleagues, so they can encourage and guide the people we support to have good oral hygiene.

Experience of working with adults with learning disabilities and/or autism would be desired, in understanding the needs, challenges and issues around maintaining good hygiene, but this is not essential.

Activities will include:
• Sharing key tips and knowledge with Dimensions group colleagues about oral health for the people we support
• Sharing suggestions and ideas for how to make the process of maintaining good oral hygiene fun and accessible for the people we support
• Creating resources that demonstrate good oral health (eg quick guides, Powerpoint presentations and webinars)
• Attending meetings (virtually) to answer questions from colleagues

This is a virtual, home-based role, so activities WILL NOT involve supporting specific individuals with their oral health.

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