Kingfisher Buddies

Kingfisher Buddies is a new service from Agewell and fellow Community Interest Company Dementia Pathfinders, which is supporting older people across Sandwell who are in the early stages of dementia.

Funded by the Big Lottery, the 3-year project recognises that seeking and receiving a diagnosis of dementia can be a frightening time for both the person themselves and their family. By contacting Kingfisher Buddies you will not be left on your own to worry and wonder what to do next.

As well as providing information and guidance, we also want to help and support individuals and their carers to be socially active, trying out new activities or continuing to do the things they already love doing.

Our aims are to:

  • Support you in seeking a diagnosis
  • Be there to provide the advice and support you need to take it all in
  • Guide you and your family through what can be done now to better prepare for the future
  • Encourage you, and your carers, to take part in one of our enjoyable weekly activities
  • Help you to make the most of your life post diagnosis

So don’t try to cope on your own, make an appointment with one of our Community Pathfinders who will come and visit you at home.