Living with dementia can bring many challenges, including feelings of loneliness and isolation. Our Community Support Service is here to help you stay connected, and to help you continue doing the things you enjoy
What is our service?
Social contact is so important to all of our lives, but a dementia diagnosis can often be tremendously isolating experience. At Age UK Bromsgrove, Redditch & Wyre Forest, we understand the importance of companionship and maintaining links with the outside world, which is why (in partnership with other local organisations) we are offering our Dementia Community Support Service.
Our service can connect you with one of our volunteers, offering friendship and understanding, as well as providing the opportunity to carry on doing the things that you enjoy, either out in the community or at home.
What can our service offer?
Regular visits or a telephone call for a friendly chat, to share an interest, an activity and to reminisce
Support with attending community activities if you no longer feel confident enough to attend on you own
Access to Online Meeting Points and informal support networks.
Links to other Age UK BRWF services
Signposting to other local and specialist support organisations (including the Dementia Wellbeing Service).
Is there a charge?
Please note that, whilst Age UK BRWF is not currently charging for this service, to help support our costs we would very much welcome donations
What can you expect from us?
To be respected, valued and treated as an individual. You will receive support from a Coordinator who will ensure that our service is built around your needs and who will deal with any questions or concerns. All of our volunteers are carefully selected for the role and are trained, supported and are DBS checked. Access to support, advice and information for families, carers and friends, as well as signposting to other organisations and professionals.
Local Partners / Organisations
This service is a joint initiative in partnership with Age UK Worcester & Malvern Hills; supported by Herefordshire & Worcestershire CCG
Dementia Community Support Service
For a referral or for more information about the Worcestershire Dementia Community Support Service, please contact our team on 01527 570490 and let us see how we can help
Interested in supporting this service as a Volunteer?
Find out how you could help make a difference to a local person living with dementia by volunteering for our Dementia Community Support Service