The Befriending service offers one to one support and aims to remove or lessen isolation experienced by carers and promote development of self confidence and self esteem. Carers are matched up with volunteer befrienders who usually meet up once a week for a minimum of one hour. What they do in that time depends on what the carer needs from the relationship, so this may involve joining in sports activities, going to an evening class, cinema or just sitting having a chat. Volunteers are trained and can offer support to carers during difficult times.
Dementia Carer Befriending
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