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Could you offer befriending and companionship to a socially isolated older person with dementia or memory loss?

What does the role involve?

The service supports people living with memory loss and dementia who have been identified as isolated, living in the community. Volunteers are matched with an older person who would like a befriender to provide social contact and company by visiting them in their home.

What you will get out of it?

  • You'll be making a difference to the lives of older people.
  • You'll gain knowledge and insight into issues that impact on older people’s lives.
  • You'll have an opportunity to build confidence and skills in engaging with people.

What is expected of me?

We ask volunteers to commit to a regular weekly visit of 1.5 hours with the intention of staying for a year. Visits are made during the day (this can include weekends)

To find out more, download the supporting document below or email

                                            Dementia Befriending role description