4 Things you Only Know if you’re a DCC Ambassador
Being an Ambassador for a cause close to your heart can be an incredibly rewarding role, every Ambassador has a unique experience that has led them to their chosen charity but they are often bound by a personal connection. As an Ambassador you can champion a cause you truly care about, meet some amazing people, and advocate for life-changing work.
You’ll meet some amazing people
Being an Ambassador for Dementia Carers Count means you’ll meet people who care about the same things you do in places you never expected. You can use your role as an Ambassador to talk about our cause and the work we do building knowledge and resilience with family carers to local groups in your community, at the WI, at church meetings, and to carers’ groups. You can be a point of reference and a source of knowledge for anyone caring for someone living with dementia and you’ll make some life-long friends in the process.
Your work will change lives
As an Ambassador you’ll link those caring for a person living with dementia to our services, which can be a life-changing experience. We offer expert-led training courses to equip family carers with the skills to deal with their circumstances. We help carers build knowledge through teaching and learning, we also work on resilience-building through the processes of unburdening, reflecting, sharing and relaxing. We’re open to anyone who cares for a family member or friend with dementia no matter where they are on their journey. Ann Warner a carer who recently attended one of our courses said: “I was not in a good place when I arrived but, thanks to you all I left feeling uplifted”.
You’ll bring joy to many
Every carer’s experience is unique and each is on their own individual journey. We work with carers at every stage of their journey and are here to support them in their needs, whatever they may be. In addition to our expert-led courses, we offer Individual Support Plans and can connect carers with others in their area. By being an Ambassador for Dementia Carers Count you’ll bring light to many who may have felt they were alone and couldn’t cope.
You’ll always have something to talk about
Never again will you be stuck for something to say to ‘boring Borris’ at a tedious work do – dementia affects 700,000 families in the UK and you never know if the person you’re sitting next to needs our services or knows someone who does. So be a conversation starter, tell people about Dementia Carers Count and maybe make someone’s day.
At Dementia Carers Count we are always looking for volunteer to champion our cause and potentially become Ambassadors. If you’re interested in becoming a volunteer we’d love to hear from you and you can fill out our volunteer form here.