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Sitting/Companionship Service

The Age UK Essex Sitting/Companion Service provides essential respite for carers, enabling them to have some valuable time for themselves.

Our dedicated Sitting and Companionship Service gives carers the opportunity to have a little time for themselves by providing regular companionship for their loved ones.


Age UK Essex Sitting Service Our friendly, reliable staff are fully insured and police checked by the Disclosure and Barring Service for your peace of mind and are interested in getting to know their clients as they spend time with them at home.


If a client is independently mobile and does not require personal assistance, we can also accompany them on local trips and outings.


The service is available from Monday to Friday between 8.30am - 4.30pm and is open to anyone over 50 who lives in Essex. There is a one-off registration fee and an hourly charge for this service. 

Please note our sitters are unable to provide personal care, administer medication or prepare food. 


Take a look at our Frequently Asked Questions document 


Our Customer Care Promise 

Age UK Essex has over 65 years experience of offering help and support to older people across Essex and we aim to deliver the very best service. 


To help us make sure we meet your high expectations, we operate a Customer Care Promise.


This promise sets out what you can expect from us and how our services will benefit you. It also sets out how we will deal with any problems that might arise while you are recieving the service.


We want you to feel we care about you, that you can trust us and that we are committed to providing you with the best service we can.


If you have any questions about our Customer Care Promise, please contact us on 01245 207029. 


Take a look at our Customer Care Promise in full 

Find out more

If you would like more information on the Sitting/Companionship Service, please call our dedicated Customer Care Team on 01245 207 029.