Volunteers are transforming care for people with dementia
The Dementia Carers’ Support Service helps carers draw on the experience of volunteers and also won the Commitment to Carers category of the RCNi Nurse Awards 2019
A team of volunteers offering one-to-one peer support is transforming the experience and well-being of carers of people living with dementia. The volunteer befrienders, who have all themselves cared for people with dementia, are using their experience and expertise to support carers under the supervision of a band 6 nurse.
Nursing Older People. 31, 5, 12-13. doi: 10.7748/nop.31.5.12.s12