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Age UK Devon's Life & Soul training is for sheltered housing residents who want to volunteer to organise and deliver small-scale activities that encourage other residents to engage in stimulating and meaningful activity.

The training will cover:

  • being a good volunteer
  • recognising volunteers’ existing skills and experience
  • identifying potential activities
  • understanding how to motivate residents
  • the benefits of activity, mental wellbeing, nutrition and hydration.

The course is delivered on site over two half days.  The number of participants is determined by the size of the training room.

"It was very informal and not being talked down to made it very enjoyable as I felt involved from the start."