About Rethink, Reconnect, Dementia support service
The Reconnect support service covers the whole of Somerset providing support to people with dementia or memory problems. The support provided can be - to resolve /prevent debts - claim state benefit - to access assistive technology - creating a good filing system - help with coping strategies - safety around the home - to gain social inclusion - information on accessing local support and other agencies, and much more housing related support, delivered in the persons own home. The service is free of charge and it can be provided for up to 2 years. We believe in respecting and maintaining confidentiallity. We can help you if - you live anywhere in Somerset - you are 65 plus and experiencing memory loss or you are under 65 and have a diagnosis of dememtia. Part of the role is to offer you individual support and to help you find ways of keeping your independence, despite memory problems. We know the challenges that memory loss can bring. We have a track record in helping people over come these challenges. Referrals can be made by health professionals, housing professionals, GP's, also the person requiring the service or their carers. phone 01823 256832.