Dementia befriending service in North Ayrshire gets £105,000 funding boost
A new project which provides befriending support for people with dementia in North Ayrshire has been given the go-ahead thanks to a £105,000 boost from the Life Changes Trust.
The five year funding has been awarded to social care charity Quarriers, who will initially use the money to provide people with dementia in Largs and the Three Towns area with a volunteer befriender, but will gradually expand the service across North Ayrshire. The project aims to provide companionship and encouragement to people with dementia, using befriending as a means of reducing isolation and helping them stay as mentally and physically active as possible. It will also support people with mild to moderate dementia to continue to live in their own homes for as long as possible, and provide extra support for full time family carers.