This is a befriending service for people with dementia to support them continue to engage in their interests and activities. It also supports the carer by providing a break for them.

The key is “compatible companionship”. Each client will be twinned with a suitable friend. This support may be inside or outside the client’s home.

The service offered will be two hours a week, during which time it is envisaged that a relationship will grow into a friendship, providing a back up service for the family. Continuity of the relationship is of paramount importance and volunteers will be selected partly on their capacity and willingness to make a long term commitment.

Volunteers will receive training consisting of six weekly sessions.  Other training may take place in the form of occasional peer group discussion sessions during the year.

If you would like to avail of this service for yourself, or a loved one, please complete and return the application form here

For further information please contact us or call us at 089 428 6928 or email us at