New help for people with dementia in Rugby

The service aims to help people maintain their quality of life
The service aims to help people maintain their quality of life

A new ‘befriending’ service is being set up to help people living with dementia in Rugby.

Coventry and Warwickshire Mind is behind the scheme, which is aimed at people in the early stages of dementia. Priority for the service will be given to people who are not eligible for funding or funded services but who may begin to withdraw from leisure activities and social contacts.

Scheme co-ordinator Caryl Bird said: “One of the key aims is to reduce loneliness and isolation of people living with dementia, by enabling and supporting them to access a range of community services, both with the support of a befriender and on an on-going basis.”

The service aims to help people maintain their quality of life, stay as independent as possible, make and maintain social contacts and enjoy life.

For more information, or to volunteer as a befriender, call (01788) 544105.