Volunteers wanted for Alzheimer’s Society’s pilot service in Bury St Edmunds

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Alzheimer’s Society is calling on people in Bury St Edmunds to help it provide a vital service, currently being piloted in Suffolk and Norfolk.

The charity’s new Side by Side service aims to help people with dementia keep doing the things they love and get out and about with the help of a volunteer – whether joining a local club, going to the football or having a stroll in the park.

Volunteers can give anything from a couple of hours a week and the charity is looking for people who can help at weekends and evenings as well as during the week, either in person or over the phone.

Patrick Yardy, Alzheimer’s Society Side by Side manager for Norfolk and Suffolk, said: “The sad reality is that people with dementia can often become isolated and find it difficult to remain part of their community.

“Taking part in hobbies or activities they previously enjoyed can seem too difficult. This is what we want to change with our Side by Side service.”

For more details, call 07718 322404 or email patrick.yardy@alzheimers.org.uk