Combating loneliness and isolation is very important in maintaining someone’s wellbeing
There is an estimated 6 million Carers dedicating their time to providing unpaid care to a relative or friend that is ill, frail or disabled. Carers miss out on basic things that most of us take for granted: a weekend away, a nice meal, even a full night’s sleep. There are many ways the sitting and companionship service can benefit an individual or their Carer.
We can provide flexible and highly trained staff to sit with or accompany individuals for periods of the day to either achieve specific outcomes or enable Carers to attend regular/ad hoc appointments, or just have a well-earned rest.
The time can be used for:
- The attending of appointments or social engagements
- Activities outdoors including day trips and exercise
- Support with hobbies and interests
- Escorting on journeys
There is no end to the types of things that can be achieved or delivered within this service, whether it is for just a few hours a week or to cover periods of time while a Carer is away or ill themselves.