Reconnect is a free service that offers practical support to people, throughout Somerset, with dementia and memory problems. We visit people in their homes weekly, usually for approximately an hour, for a maximum of two years. We support people to manage their paperwork and finances and ensure they’re receiving the correct benefits. We can also support them to access social opportunities, maintain a safe home and find solutions to the issues that memory problems often bring. Anyone can refer to our service.
We can help you if;
– You live in Somerset
– You are 65 years+ old and experiencing memory loss
– You are under 65 and have a diagnosis of dementia
To access our service, all we require is a completed referral form. Anybody can refer to our service, as long as the person that they are referring agrees to this. We can forward referral forms via the internet, alternatively we are happy to assist people to complete one over the phone.
Inspired to Achieve delivers Careers Information, Advice and Guidance to empower young people and adults to fulfil their potential. We support them to move into education, training and employment and upskill people looking to progress within their jobs.
Housing & welfare team is available to give advice and to take action, to help find the right housing solutions.
To report someone sleeping rough – calls are confidential.
We offer a telephone befriending service in Wincanton and Bruton and we currently have a prescription collection service throughout Wincanton. We are hoping to provide a dementia service in Chard and Wincanton in July and details for this will be available soon.
Our office will be closed until Covid restrictions allow. We will then be opening the office for 4 days a week, Tuesday-Friday.
The support Pathways offers includes supported accommodation and resettlement support as well as advice on housing, benefits, and managing debts; it also refers clients to other specialist agencies.
If you’re a Knightstone resident, we can offer you tailored support in almost any area of your life, including help to manage your homes or tenancy, support to find a job, work experience or volunteering opportunities, help to connect with local clubs or activities, and support around money and debt management. We also run a crisis service to help get you back on your feet if something unexpected has happened.