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North Somerset Befriending Scheme

February 14 2014
Badger House Enterprise Centre, Somerset, Oldmixon Crescent, Weston-super-Mare BS24 9AY, United Kingdom

The North Somerset Befriending Scheme offers personalised companionship for people with dementia or carers either in their own home or during outings and activities in the community.

Befriending is provided by volunteers who are supported and managed by staff.

Activities will be specific to the assessed needs and will be decided in agreement with the service user. This could include:

  • Companionship
  • Support to continue with hobbies and personal interests
  • Support to participate in leisure and social activities
  • Support to carry out regular activities such as shopping

Although the service is open to people of all ages with dementia and their carers it is restricted to certain local authority areas.

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