Can you help with dementia care at Age UK Norfolk?

An appeal has gone out for volunteers to help a charity look after the elderly in need of care around Norfolk.

Age UK Norfolk are asking for people to help with finding out more about the experiences of family carers who support relatives with dementia at home and whether putting newer carers in touch with a more experienced carer helps well-being.

The programme is called Support at Home: Interventions to Enhance Life in Dementia (SHIELD), and the charity are asking for people to take on a number of voluntary positions.

These include the role of carer supporters, who provide support for carers and will receive travel expenses.

People can also become reminiscence volunteers, who listen to the life experiences of those with dementia and encourage discussion, with weekly group meeting taking place from October to Christmas.

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Finally, people can join the programme as a participant if they have recently become a carer for someone with dementia, are happy to discuss this and live within 15 miles of Norwich.

Contact Doreen Harrison or Diane Collins for further details. At Age UK on 01603 787111.

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