Since the start of the Coronavirus outbreak and the restrictions that continue to be in place, we can see that this is a particularly difficult time for people and their families affected by dementia.
Social gatherings, activity groups, singing and dancing groups and day centres have had to stop for the moment. Local dementia support organisations have adapted to keep in touch with as many people as possible by telephone, text, WhatsApp, social media or through some of the 'virtual' social groups that have been set up.
We are offering this service until the end of November 2020, because we feel that some people may need more support than this.
Our helpline team is made up of senior, experienced staff from five local dementia support organisations.
You may be finding it increasing difficult to cope with your isolation.
You may not feel connected to local services.
You may not know where to turn for help.
This helpline is for people living with or affected by dementia in Barnsley.
We are here to help.
7 days a week 8pm - Midnight
Contact name: Dementia Support Line
Email address: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone number: 0808 196 3692
Published: 20 May 2020