Friendship & IT Service
Befriending and Bereavement Support
The “friendship” support service aims to address the needs of older people by
- Enabling them to regain confidence by removing the isolation lonely people often feel;
- Helping the bereaved by providing social activities, interest groups and outings;
- Providing advice and signposting to other services
- Providing practical and emotional support to the carers of older people.
Befrienders offer one to one support and there are tea and chat groups in and around Sturminster Newton.
Our IT volunteers are experienced in mentoring older people in using IT services. They help older people to access the internet to communicate with family and friends and do their shopping on line. They can also assist with obtaining and installing equipment. Problems are solved by phone or home visits. The IT service also provides one-to-one tailored training and support and can help address technical, health and knowledge issues that may prevent this.
They also run weekly drop-in sessions at The Exchange, Sturminster Newton on Monday mornings between 9.30am and 12.30pm.
Thursday diners Club
The Sturminster Diners Club takes place on the third Thursday of each month at the Stour View Day Centre.
Age Concern North Dorset is a small independent charity that relies on funding, donations and gift aid to provide its services.