Work with us

Work with us

a day with tlc

Come and join us

Tapestry Lunch Club is a not-for-profit social enterprise offering high quality small group day care support for people across Sussex, Surrey and the surrounding areas.  Our service is primarily for those who are socially isolated, lonely and may be experiencing symptoms associated with early dementia such as memory loss.

We believe that understanding our clients fully is a critical part of a host’s role and therefore participation in our dementia support awareness training is a vital part of coming on board.  In addition we would want you to expand your knowledge of emergency first aid, food safety & hygiene,  and manual handling – all of which we support you to complete.  We also conduct an Enhanced DBS check of you if you do not already have one.

Our hosts

We are looking for kind, versatile and empathetic people to join the Tapestry Lunch Club team.

We would like you to:

  • Be sensitive, empathetic, intelligent and adaptable to all particularly older people
  • Have flexibility and able to think on your feet
  • Have a can-do attitude and a great sense of humour
  • Be committed to promoting people’s independence
  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Physically fit, lots of energy and be emotionally robust

You will also  engage with your guests’ families and friends.  As a host you will become an important anchor point during what can be an unsettled period in peoples’ lives.  The building of the a relationship between host, guest, client and family members adds a welcome element of continuity and helps in strengthening stability at this time.

How you work

Tapestry Lunch Club operates from Monday to Friday between the working hours of 9am and 5pm.  A  host with Tapestry Lunch Club is responsible for running a hosting day, usually for up to four guests.  After preparing their home for their guests, the host, using their own car, will collect their guests from their homes (within a 5 miles radius of the host’s home), in the morning between 11.00am – 11.30am and will return to the host’s home where they will enjoy a fun, sociable and stimulating few hours .  The host will return their guests to their homes between 3.00pm – 4.00pm.   The host prepares refreshments in the morning and afternoon and an excellent home cooked lunch.  You will not be expected to provide any personal care to your guests.

What you need

  • A home with easy access
  • A downstairs loo
  • Access to a 5 door car
  • Full driving licence

What we can do for you

  • Full training provided
  • Enhanced DBS
  • Excellent remuneration including holiday pay
  • On going support and mentoring
  • Incentive schemes and career progression

For more information call us on 01403 791020 or email us