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Making Memories Befriending Service

Befriending

The Making Memories Befriending Service supports people with dementia and other / undiagnosed memory problems and their carers so that people can live well with Dementia and Memory problems. Trained volunteer befrienders can support service users to try new activities or to continue hobbies that they have always enjoyed, but now find more difficult.

The service aims to match volunteer befrienders with service users who have similar interests so that they can take part together; this may involve taking part in physical activities within the community such as walking & swimming or attending a group; it may even mean just having a coffee and a chat – doing the things we all enjoy. Volunteers will also visit service users in their own homes. The service will provide carers with some free time to do the things they want.

It’s all about supporting people to continue to live the life they want and stay as active and independent for as long as possible

For information on service charges please call: 01636 679539 

Activities Group

A weekly Activities Group will provide people with Dementia or memory problems and their Carers an opportunity to take part in activities and receive information on a variety of topics such as: exercise, nutrition, local services etc.

Peer Support Group

Through a weekly Peer Support Group Volunteer Befrienders will have the opportunity to meet with other people doing the same role, receive training, discuss ideas and the best ways of working, as well as resolve any concerns or difficulties they may experience.

Both groups will be supported by a dedicated worker and volunteers.

Volunteers

We are now recruiting Volunteer Befrienders for the project; if you are interested in supporting people with dementia/other memory loss and you can offer around 4 hours a week to the project then please get in touch. Full training is provided.

For more information, or if you would like to be a volunteer for Making Memories Befriending service please contact Lindsay on 01636 679539 or email lindsayknott@nandscvs.org

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