Dementia Befriending Service

Dementia befriending service in Camden

What does it do?

We will match you with a volunteer befriender who will visit you on a regular basis. This can make a difference in many ways, from helping you continue with a much-loved hobby to providing a connection with the local community - and the social interaction can help increase your wellbeing. 

Who it is for?

Referral criteria for the Dementia Befriending service
- age 55 plus and living in Camden
- has concerns around memory or diagnosed with mild cognitive impairment or dementia
- and meet meet one of the following criteria depending on the service
- not engaged with other services (resource/day centres, lunch clubs) and has limited or no support network (from family/friends)housebound and has limited or no support network (from family/friends)
- housebound

Where it is available?

Local service (Camden).

What it costs:

The service is free of charge

How to access or apply for it:

For more information or to make a referral please email dementia.wellbeing@ageukcamden.org.uk or call 0207 239 0400

Additional information:

Volunteering as a Dementia Befriender
All volunteers will need to have a DBS (criminal record) check and we aim to match you with an older person you are likely to have something in common with. You will be introduced slowly by the befriending coordinator, before you meet independently and will be supported throughout.

Classification(s):

Info last updated:

18/01/2019
Provider
The Margaret Hepburn Centre, 11 St. Chad's Street, London, WC1H 8BG