The Age UK Berkshire service provides ongoing one-to-one support for people with memory loss or living with dementia, and can give some respite to carers.
How does it work?
This service is completely user-led, individually planned and implemented according to the service user's specific needs. Although we work closely with family and carers, the focus is always on the person living with dementia and what they want to do.
Our specially-trained support workers offer one-to-one work with people living with dementia in their own homes or elsewhere according to their needs, interests and ability, providing support, stimulation and continuity.
The service complements those offered by other voluntary organisations rather than replaces those, and works closely and alongside NHS and other health and social care services.
How much does it cost?
This service costs £20 per hour and can be paid for by families, carers and friends, as well as by using Personal Budgets / Direct Payments from Adult Social Care, where these have been made available
Does it cover my area?
Currently focused on West Berkshire and Reading, we may be able to offer this service in other parts of Berkshire by request.
What do I need to do next?
For more information about the services without obligation, please contact our Dementia Support team.
In addition, we run a once monthly activity session for those with Dementia at The Sue Ryder centre at Wokingham Hospital providing stimulating activities, hot lunch, fun and friendship.