More than 60 people joined us at Queensridge Court in Oldbury last week for the launch of Kingfisher Buddies. 

‘Kingfisher Buddies’ is a new 3-year project, funded by the Big Lottery, to support older people in Sandwell who are in the early stages of dementia. The project will be delivered by Agewell, in partnership with Dementia Pathfinders CIC.

Kingfisher Buddies will provide vital support, information and guidance both pre, and post, diagnosis and will deliver a range of appropriate and meaningful weekly activities for people in the early stages of dementia and their carers, to help improve their quality of life.


Agewell’s Karen Allen and Deb Pierson are the Kingfisher Buddies Community Pathfinders.

Deb Pierson                                        Karen Allan