Side by Side – Somerset

Alzheimer’s Society is here to support​ anyone affected by dementia through this difficult time

If you need advice, please call our Dementia Connect support line:

0333 150 3456 

Support line opening hours

Monday – Wednesday:  9:00am – 8:00pm
Thursday – Friday:         9:00am – 5:00pm
Saturday – Sunday:       10:00am – 4:00pm

Due to Covid-19 all our face to face services are currently on hold


Side by Side is an Alzheimer’s Society service which helps people with dementia to keep doing the things they love with the support of a volunteer.

Their free one-to-one support makes it easier for people with dementia, who might sometimes feel isolated or find it difficult to leave their homes, remain active and feel part of their local community.

By doing things like going for a walk, to a football match, or joining a local class together, volunteers can support people with dementia to take up hobbies and get out and about. Or, they might simply visit them at home for a cup of tea and a chat. What they do together is entirely based on what the person with dementia wants.

Telephone Support is also available. Our Side by Side volunteers can call regularly for a chat.


Volunteers needed 

From a chat & a cuppa, to joining an art class together, being a Side by Side volunteer is a flexible way to volunteer your time and helps people with dementia to keep doing the things we take for granted.


For more information on this service, please contact:

Joan Evans – Side By Side Coordinator on 01458 251 541 or email


  • If you are worried, either about your own or someone else's memory, Alzheimer's Society has a factsheet that can help you understand more about memory loss.

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Dementia Somerset is funded by:

NHS Somerset

Somerset County Council

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