Companion Calls – Alzheimers Society
Companion Calls are a temporary addition to our Dementia Connect service, which is available year-round, nationwide, to support anyone affected by dementia.
We know many people with dementia are at a higher risk from coronavirus and with restrictions on movement, it can be even harder to get on with everyday things. We have all had to change how we shop, stay active and keep in touch.
Not being able to leave the house or receive visitors means less social contact with families, friends and communities. Even carers may not be able to visit as often. We understand the impact that loneliness can have on mental health and well-being.
That’s why we started Companion Calls, where our trained volunteers make regular phone calls to check in and have a friendly chat about anything the person they’re calling fancies. It could be their favourite TV show, the weather or simply to talk about how things are going.
Please call our Dementia Connect support line on 0333 150 3456. One of our Dementia Advisers will have a chat with you to find out if Companion Calls are right for you, or if there are other ways we can help.
Companion Calls are a social chat – they do not offer specific dementia support, advice or guidance. If you or anyone you know needs dementia support at this difficult time, contact our Dementia Connect support line.