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Description: Equal Arts are a leading creative ageing charity supporting older people and those living with Dementia in Gateshead, Newcastle and across the UK.  The team works to improve the lives of older people through creativity and their arts activities around the North East providing creative opportunities to help improve people’s wellbeing., , This volunteer role will support Equal Arts in their HenPower project which is delivered in care homes throughout Gateshead., , This individual volunteer role will be to provide support to care homes through basic hen husbandry.  Through the project some of the care home settings in Gateshead have hens on site and provide them with a home in the grounds., , The role will involve supporting residents to join in with small scale tasks such as collecting eggs, feeding the hens, checking their food and water.  This keeps the residents involved., , It would be beneficial if volunteers have experience in hen husbandry however it is not essential.  The volunteer needs to have good communication skills, friendly, patient and helpful manner., The main theme of this volunteering is support older people.  The volunteer role is open to all however the group would be particularly interested in those over 50., , A DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service) Check would be required for this role.  The group will support you with this., , The sessions are part time and flexible.  They are held on weekdays at various times and locations.,

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