Re Connect is a project for people living with stroke, dementia, the communication disability aphasia and other long-term health conditions. Befrienders, themselves affected by these conditions, offer invaluable understanding through their personal experience to others.
This peer support can happen at home, in care homes, in hospital or in a Re Connect group. We offer home visits, encouragement and support to get to a group where people share experiences, offer ideas, support each other and rebuild confidence. Watch our short film to hear first hand experiences.
We want to help people start up their own Re Connect groups – the befriending service is in great demand! As a volunteer you’ll receive training and support from us. We are also working with carers of people with dementia (partners have now gone into care home) to offer befriending services to others who might be isolated or without much community support.
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