Our small team of volunteers can provide a dementia befriending service for you and the person you care for with dementia. This can help to reduce isolation.
Please Note: Due to governement guidelines regarding Covid-19, all face-to-face befriending visits have stopped. We are now able to provide a phone call service until restrictions change.
What is this service?
If you are registered with Carers in Bedfordshire as a carer or someone living with dementia, we may have a trained volunteer who can phone regularly. This service is free of charge.
Phone calls will usually be every week or fortnight on a Monday – Friday basis between 9.00am 5.00pm. The same volunteer will call each time.
How can a phone call help?
- Gives you as a carer a chance to share in how you're feeling or simply have a friendly chat to someone who understands your situation
- Gives someone living with dementia a listening ear and someone to talk to
- Prevents feelings of isolation if you are living alone or unable to speak often with family and friends
How can I access this service?
By contacting the Memory Navigation Service on 0300 111 9090, to register interest.