Will you volunteer as a befriender?

Posted on 05th May 2016 | in Community

The Alzheimer befriending service supports people with dementia and you can make a difference to someone in your community in the Amble and Warkworth area.

Become a gardening buddy, a running chum, a bake mate or simply pop round for a cup of tea. Befrienders may visit at home, out and about or at a group. Everyone needs a companion.

Volunteer befrienders offer social contact to people with dementia or carers of people with dementia.
They provide companionship either in the home or in the local community and help the person to take part in appropriate social and/or recreational activities.

Your involvement aims to help people to feel less isolated and feel part of an enjoyable social relationship. Full training will be given.

To find out more about becoming a volunteer befriender in Northumberland, contact the Volunteering Officer at Alzheimer’s Society on 01670 813255 or you can email them at volsnorthumberland@alzheimers.org.uk