Supporting People with Dementia in Devon
A fantastic new support service for people with dementia in Devon was launched in March.
The Devon County Council funded service to provide Dementia Support Workers across Devon is run by Alzheimer’s Society, and is accessible to all Devon residents who have dementia and their carers.
There is a new office in Queens House, Queen Street, Barnstaple. The North Devon team are based here, and can be contacted by telephone, email or post. Telephone 0300 123 2029 for general enquiries and referrals; or email firstname.lastname@example.org
The new service has fully trained staff who can provide information, support and advice on any aspect of living with dementia, by telephone, email or home visit. Staff will link with local GP surgeries to make sure that everyone who needs support is aware of the new scheme, and can deliver awareness-raising talks to small groups on request.
Alzheimer’s Society also provide volunteer befrienders to support people with dementia to continue to take part in their local community. If you would like to volunteer as a befriender, please contact us on 0300 123 2029. We will pay your expenses, and provide full training and on-going support.
Great Torrington Memory Café Coordinator
Tel: 01805 625969
We hope, that this, our Notices page will give you an idea of the sort of activities that happen at the memory café. Also please check out our Facebook page, where updates are posted.