People with dementia can be socially isolated and withdraw from their communities. They may also have difficulties knowing where to go to access help with various problems.
AgeUK Camden's Dementia Befrending Service and Dementia Adviser Service help people with dementia to live their lives more fully and independently.
Dementia Befriending Service
Voluntteer befrienders provide regular social visits which: help alleviate loneliness; give support to maintain interests and skills; and assist with maintaining links to local community. Individuals are also assisted to flag up any concerns they have as and when they arise and these are signposted to appropriate services.
Befriending can help individuals with dementia develop confidence to initiate ideas for activities, become involved in their communities and further support.
The service prioritises individuals who have little or no other contact with family or friends or support from services.
Dementia Adviser Sercice
The Dementia Adviser Service provides people with dementia and their families with a single point of contact for information, advice, support and help with access to local services. The coordinator visits individuals at home to help them to identify their needs and provides information and signposting to appropriate services.
The service aims to make people with dementia more confident through empowering them to choose what they need and supporting them to make decisions about their lives
Befrienders and Advisers are specifically selected and trained to work with people with dementia and are supported in their role by the project coordinators.
All Age UK Camden volunteers and staff are subject to an enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check (formerly called Criminal Records Bureau check)
If you are interested in volunteering with these projects please call us on 020 7239 0400
For dementia adviser call us on 020 3317 6655
Age UK Camden , Tavis House, 1-6 Tavistock Square, London, WC1H 9NA
Mon - Fri, 9.30am - 5pm
Who is it for:
People with dementia and their families
How to apply:
Contact the above address and telephone number
Russell Square Station (tube) King's Cross Station /Euston Station (tube and train)
Limited access by arrangement through Age UK Camden receptionist