Active and in Touch volunteers visit, help and befriend people who have become isolated or out of touch with the community around them.
They can offer ongoing befriending support to anyone who feels isolated or lonely in Frome and the surrounding villages. In addition their volunteer drivers can help individuals make essential journeys.
The people Active and In Touch support have become isolated and lonely through the circumstances that life has thrown at them, maybe caring for a partner for years, moving to a new area, or just not feeling confident to try new things alone. Active and in Touch befrienders meet people and spend time with them, find out their needs and interests, and help them to find their own place in the community.
Volunteer Community Drivers support people who need transport to carry out essential activities like hospital visits, delivery of prescriptions & shopping. Find out more about Frome Community Drivers.
From February 2023, a Memory Cafe will take place on the last Wednesday of every month from 2pm – 5pm at the Masonic Hall.
The Memory Cafe is run by the Frome Dementia Action Alliance, made up of different charities and organisations in Frome who help people with Dementia including Active and in Touch.
The cafe is for anyone who has a loved one who has Dementia or Alzheimer’s and is for any carers as well. It’s a place where you can leave your loved ones for a few hours in safe hands or stay and have a tea and a chat – organised by the Inner Wheel.
There will be activities and someone to talk to and find out about services available in the area to support people with dementia.
For any queries about the Memory Cafe please email: email@example.com or call 07468 895453.