Memory loss does not have to result in social isolation. Our trained support workers help people to enjoy social contact and to continue to pursue their interests. They also provide a break to family carers by taking over caring responsibilities for a few hours each week.

Support at Home is run by a team of six care co-ordinators who each organise the service in a different part of the county. They stay in close contact with families and offer advice and support throughout the dementia journey.

Each care co-ordinator has a team of specialist staff who help to support people with dementia in their homes. The support worker is trained to understand how memory problems can affect life and relationships and is carefully matched to the client. Subject to availability, they can arrange to come at any time of the day or evening, and on any day of the week.  

Everyone’s needs and interests are different, but they could provide:

  • Companionship and conversation at home
  • Support to continue with a favourite hobby or pastime
  • Social trips out eg to a garden centre, library, walks, coffee in town
  • Practical help eg to accompany shopping trips or hairdressing appointments
  • Help to collect pensions or pay bills
  • An opportunity to talk

If you would like to use the service or find out more about it please contact the care co-ordinator for your area. They are based in the community in GP surgeries and will visit you at home in the first instance.

This short film was created for us by students at Wiltshire College who spent two days out and about with our support workers and their clients.